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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

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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 (1)

Trad, 1 pitch, 85'

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

Jul 10, 2015

Toy Boat

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

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
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

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

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

The aesthetic line of Burley Buttress. Crux arÍte ...

The aesthetic line of Burley Buttress. Crux arÍte (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

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

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

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

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 : Broken Beliefs (5.9+)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: 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. My hand always is a couple of inches too low... Hard.


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?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Breezy Point : Breezy Point Main Wall : Lazy Afternoon (5.8)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 10, 2015

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Comments: Quirky sequential start for an 8 ; though once the beta is deduced, not too bad. Still, a stick clip might not be a bad idea for a 5.8 leader.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Abominable Snowman : Belmont Brie (5.9+)
By: Mark Orsag When: Aug 8, 2014

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Comments: Thanks! I read the guidebook description-- thought 5.8 well-protected climb-- let's jump on that at the end of a long hot day...Figured folks should know the reality of this route before wasting time looking for it.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : North Park : Unknown Area 1 : Just Jugs (5.8)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Agreed. I think this depends on height and climbing style. Some people actually think Fintastic is harder than Just Jugs. To me Fintastic was a soft 7 and Just Jugs a full-blown 5.9. JJ is really not my style though...


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Hornets Nest : Second Hand Rose Arete (5.6)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Great and unique climbing. Beginning is a bit awkward and confusing with the two alternate starts. Some moves felt 5.8ish, but after the low bolt on the direct start, it was hard to tell which path you were taking down low. As noted by others here, it looks maybe a bit easier to the right (didn't go that way). For the second though, that would entail some pendulum risk. Expect an "old school" 5.6 at any rate. The arÍte itself is fun and wonderful with unique flowing movement and amazing exposure... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Toy Tug Boat : Turtle (5.7)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 17, 2014

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Comments: That is indeed Turtle.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Veiny : Unknown TR (5.10)
By: Mark Orsag When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Haven't done it yet, but it is called Pull Toys.


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