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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

No Lawyers Allowed

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Hall Of Truth Corridor

Jul 10, 2015

Probable Cause

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 60'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Hall Of Truth Corridor

Jul 10, 2015

Enjoy the Journey

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 (2)

Sport, 1 pitch, 50'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Hall Of Truth Corridor

Jul 10, 2015

Not So Sweet

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (4)

Trad, 1 pitch, 85'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Shipyard Rock

Jul 10, 2015

Toy Boat

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (4)

Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Toy Boat

Jul 10, 2015

Belmont Brie

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 65'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Abominable Snowman

Jul 22, 2014

Tenuous

5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b (3)

Sport, 1 pitch, 30'

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Veiny

Jun 24, 2014

Griffin's Romp and Roll (FA)

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2)

Trad, 1 pitch, 60'

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

Jul 20, 2013

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Hall Of Truth Corridor

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Breezy Point

Jul 10, 2015

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Roman's Empire 5.10a on Kindergarten Boulder throu...

Roman's Empire 5.10a on Kindergarten Boulder through the mid-October foliage.

AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : ... : Roman's Empire (5.10a)

Oct 20, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Sea Shanty 5.7

Sea Shanty 5.7

AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : ... : Sea Shanty (5.7)

Oct 20, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Rob, after flashing Peaceful But For Gunfire on le...

Rob, after flashing Peaceful But For Gunfire on lead.

AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : ... : Peaceful, But for Gunfire (5.6)

Oct 20, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: This might very well be the best route at Rushmore...

This might very well be the best route at Rushmore under 5.9. A lot of fun. Backpacks give you an idea of how big this one is...

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Second Hand Rose Arete (5.6)

Jul 24, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: This is the steep face of Belmont Brie-- note the ...

This is the steep face of Belmont Brie-- note the lichen. The shallow dihedral to the right can be seen as well. The chossy middle begins as the seam of holds widens out to the left. The steep bulges

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Belmont Brie (5.9+)

Jul 22, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Fun steep athletic route. Definitely not technical...

Fun steep athletic route. Definitely not technical crimping or Rushmore friction. Some pretty interesting holds.

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Just Jugs (5.8)

Jul 22, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: The aesthetic line of Burley Buttress. Crux arête...

The aesthetic line of Burley Buttress. Crux arête (5.10a/b) down low,, upper slab (5.8) at center left. Route to the right of the slot/gulley is Elephants with Yellow Bandanas (5.10b).

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Burley Buttress (5.10-)

Jul 22, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: The SHRA in all its glory...

The SHRA in all its glory...

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Second Hand Rose Arete (5.6)

Jul 22, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Cheyenne on top after onsighting Tenuous. Tenuous ...

Cheyenne on top after onsighting Tenuous. Tenuous (5.10b) is the slab to the left of the crack. The bolted line to the immediate right of the crack is Dirty Little Secrets (5.7). The bolted line with

SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Tenuous (5.10b)

Jun 24, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Griffin below the start of his route.

Griffin below the start of his route.

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Griffin's Romp and Roll (5.6)

Sep 1, 2013

Rock Climbing Photo: This photo is taken from the base of the right-ang...

This photo is taken from the base of the right-angling ramp that begins the route. The big holds of the right- angling ascending traverse are visible as is, toward the upper-center part of the photogr

SD : Custer State Park : ... : Griffin's Romp and Roll (5.6)

Jul 20, 2013

Contributed Comments

 

Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker Area : Micro-Climb (5.8)
By: Mark Orsag When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Not recently. It was about 3-4 years ago. There were some loose crystals up top and a big loose very rotten horizontal flake (hard to avoid touching it) that was literally flaking off in the middle of the route. I remember being glad that I had chosen to reverse the usual order of things for me at Rushmore and lead the 9 and toprope the 8 at a dual anchor. I will be right there this summer as leading Jupiter Fly By is a goal. I will take another look at Micro Climb and see if it looks less choss... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker Area : Micro-Climb (5.8)
By: Mark Orsag When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: Poor rock quality in the middle and top of route-- kind of hard to see the holds at the bottom-- annoying.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker Area : Borealis Strut (5.9-)
By: Mark Orsag When: Apr 17, 2016

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Comments: Somewhat overlooked climb in this area. Steep to start to a sweet arête then right ascending traverse to the anchors. Remember this being fairly runout at the top...as noted, you (if you really want a 2 for 1) can set up a toprope for the chosspile that is Micro Climb.


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty : Season of the Storm (5.10a)
By: Mark Orsag When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: I remember thinking that one of the bolts in the upper crux section must have been placed by a real tall guy! I am 5'9-10"... Remember finally working myself into a very awkward body position somewhat above the bolt and being very relieved when I clipped that bolt and moved on... If I had fallen , I believe that I would have hit the blackish chicken heads of the middle section. That would have been very bad. Otherwise, this was a very fun and varied route on strikingly colored rock.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Veiny : Buddha Boys (5.7)
By: Mark Orsag When: Dec 12, 2015

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Comments: Highly varied and well-protected climbing. Fun.


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