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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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All 446 | Routes 8 | Areas 1 | Photos 11 | Page Improvements | Comments 62 | Posts 5 | Stars 184 | Ratings 175
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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 (3)

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 (1)

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 arĂȘte...

The aesthetic line of Burley Buttress. Crux arĂȘte (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 (5.10a/b)

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... : 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.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Abominable Snowman : Belmont Brie (5.9+)
By: Mark Orsag When: Nov 16, 2015

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Comments: Someone recently told me that the post above was there. Unless there has been a lot of work done on this routes since the summer of 2014, I stand by everything I wrote in warning people off it. The route isn't safe , and I wouldn't climb it again. There was a lot of choss on it, the bolts were "loose spinning buttonheads", and two of them were way offline. The anchors were decayed. I have climbed dozens and dozens of routes at Rushmore, and this is one of only two that I would say "don't climb ... more >>


Location: AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The Land Beyond : Peaceful, But for Gunfire (5.6)
By: Mark Orsag When: Oct 20, 2015

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Comments: Fun route with flowing moves. First outdoor lead for my climbing partner this last weekend.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Veiny : Broken Beliefs (5.9+)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: A bit of a height dependent one move wonder. Though I have done many routes rated harder, I can't get this clean even after repeated attempts. One tough move to get to the crimp below the big crystal. At 5 ft. 9", my hand always is a couple of inches too low, and I have to choke the cobra to pull that move and finish up the rest of this route (5.8 technical slab climbing with a couple of bulges thrown in).... Hard start indeed.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Shipyard Rock : Not So Sweet (5.8)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: WOD, curious as to what you would rate it?


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