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Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : North Nostril Cave : The Cheat (V7 R)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 31, 2014

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Comments: There is a sit that starts down LOW on good chalked holds. The Chester Moves right on good holds into The Cheat ( V7). Also, If you don't get the small crimps at the end prepare for a body slam of massive proportions. :)


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem...
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 25, 2014

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Comments: Hey Matt,
I find the best times are late summer/ Fall and Spring being the best for cooler temps and the best friction. Hope this helps.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Camp Judson Road : Cell One Valley : ... : Skypager (V5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: For some its gonna feel V4 others V5/6. One of the best at Rushmore!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Meat Counter : Static Cling (V4)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: Indeed it is confusing but for accuracey and now its a name that has been given to a boulder problem and a sport route. I was once told this problem may have been done in the late 70s. Long before the sport route i'm guessing.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Quarterways : The Gate Keeper (V7)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: Bring a brush the gash is a little gritty still. This problem is hard and in a way awkward. It took me about 3 days to finally figure it out. I'm sure some could flash it easily. Glad to hear people working it. I had to get a high left foot out left and then jump for the right side where the block curves down. If you look closely you can see a small bad indent to hit. Make a scary mantle and it's over.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The Quarterways : Addy's Arete (V4-5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 16, 2014

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Comments: Someone needs to add the sit to this.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Almost There Boulders : Torso Fritter (V7-8)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 4, 2014

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Comments: This problem is Unrepeated as of 2014. DD showed me the actual Sds line. What people climb now is just a SDS to Open Wide (V5). DD pointed the exact line out on a hike. It starts slightly right of Up The Funk and moves left into Open Wide.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Camp Judson Road : Cell One Valley
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 19, 2014

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Comments: STROLLER.......!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Sports Action Boulder : Flow Kennel Company (V4-5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 18, 2014

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Comments: Hey Willy,
You are correct. It is the next problem left of LadyFingers.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : Irie Heights Boulder : Virgin Surgeon (V7)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 16, 2014

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Comments: Lee,
Your info sounds more accurate. Either way I definetky want to give this problem a try next time I'm out. Lees Mantle is a hard contrived problem. I did hear you were working it and from the people I got this info from said that it included a weird lock off that seemed only you could do right. From what I'm told it is behind the backside of The Lily Pad Boulder? If not I'll keep asking around. Hmmm.... I know of some other obscure problems you possible did as well I guess it's best to ge... more >>


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Fun line with cool cavity features!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: The Curt Love Problem?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : Irie Heights Boulder : Virgin Surgeon (V7)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 15, 2014

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Comments: Yo Lee, Shirley Temple is I believe a V6/7 that starts on or very close to the start holds of Virgin Martini. It cuts out left. Its an older problem. Do you remember doing a problem called," Lee's Mantle on the back of the Lilypad Boulder? I hear its tough. I can only assume you did it hence the name.....


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : Irie Heights Boulder : Virgin Surgeon (V7)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: Shirley Temple or a variation.....?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Ugly Duckling Boulder : Fryberger's Dyke (V9-10)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: No More Mr.T -- starts under bulge on corner moves right on low dyke into Vis Grips. FA Chuck Fryberger 2003?


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Hydra-Crack Boulder : Ode To Violetta (V5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Jan 23, 2014

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Comments: Jamison Coin I believe is right. Cronin is on Ode To Violetta.


Location: SD : Palisades State Park : Bridge Boulder : I Seam Stumped (V4)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: The Stump was removed long ago by Jon. I have done it many times without as well as many others. It continues at V4 no less no harder. Also, Tane there is a route I believe Jon put up called Stiching The Seams that starts low to the left and works into Stumped. I believe he rated it the same. Hope this helps sorry it took so many years for a response.


Location: SD : Palisades State Park : Chockstone Tower : Aloha (5.12)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: A fun Bouldery start and the overhanging hand crack make this a classic agree with Jim on this one!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Ice Climbing : Trail 4 Ice Flow : The Standard Route (WI3)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: This was a result of a late wet season with lots of snow and lots of sunshine. Living at Sylvan I literally watched this thing grow until I thought it might be climb able. On the climb I broke the first 10 feet yikes! It grew back 2-3 days later. Usually appears mid winter- spring. There are multi pitch ice mixed climbs up by Sylvan. I have seen them!! Good luck!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Needles Ice Climbing : Trail 4 Ice Flow : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Dec 9, 2013

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Comments: Last year on lead I broke the bottom it was quite scary great photo Brent!


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Hydra-Crack Boulder : Ode To Violetta (V5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Nov 6, 2013

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Comments: Yes, Greg there are 2 problems at Baldy called Jumper.....


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Breezy Point : Scenic Point : The Tennie Shoe Boulder : NW ArÍte (V6)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: V1-V2 around the corner from the arete.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Breezy Point : Scenic Point : The Tennie Shoe Boulder : Lace up (V5-6)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: Good route I should know the actual name off hand but I don't remember. Awesome boulder. Alot of this area has been developed and documented. Enjoy! If you have questions let me know.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Breezy Point : Scenic Point : Unknown Boulder
By: Mike Housiaux When: Oct 28, 2013

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Comments: 3-4 routes on this boulder


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Ugly Duckling Boulder : Battle of the Shadows (V8-9)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Sep 27, 2013

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Comments: Yes! Looking forward to checking this out.


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