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Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy : Rogaine with Minoxidil (5.8)
By: Mike McNeil When: Jul 6, 2015

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Comments: Chris, I should read what I write on my phone before submitting. Haha. I fixed the comment above, but I was a little surprised when it showed up in the Rushmore book as a sport route. There are quite a few good placements to be had, but not everyone will feel the need to use them. I would want them to know it can be a very same route if they so choose.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy : Rogaine with Minoxidil (5.8)
By: Mike McNeil When: Jun 30, 2015

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Comments: Taking A rack to a three definitely makes this route not a PG-13. It was intended to be a mixed route and therefore have very adequate protection.


Location: SD : Boxelder Forks : Job Corps Left Crack (5.8+) : Photo (Copy)
By: Mike McNeil When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: Job Corps Left Crack follows yellow line


Location: SD : Boxelder Forks : Job Corps Crack (5.8) : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: Climber is on job corps crack. Yellow line is Job Corps Crack left.


Location: SD : Boxelder Forks
By: Mike McNeil When: Jun 23, 2015

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Comments: Tried to put a lot of the routes on this wall from memory and the pictures I could find. I think I missd a couple on the main wall as I think there is seventeen. There is 7 on the Job Corps wall with one real good route on either side of the Job Corps Crack, 5.7 on the right and 5.8+ on the left that is real fun. Dihedral on the far left is good and my brother Pat did a 5.10 left around the corner that is dirty but with a great steep hands and fist top out.


Location: Wyoming, Montana, Dakotas : Saturated Devils Tower (mud... : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Jun 7, 2015

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Comments: Nice. Always loved your art. Cool to see you do something in the hills.


Location: WY : Cody : Lower Canyon Granite : The Turnstile Wall : Golden Gate (5.11a)
By: Mike McNeil When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: That looks like a really fun Route.


Location: SD : Palmer Gulch : Chipmunk Stampede (5.8+)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: This route should be moved to Elkhorn Peak , but I could not figure out how to do it as it is not in Palmer Gultch. The upper two pitches are stellar cracks on great rock.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : The Bunny Slope : Got a Pair Like a Hare (5.10d) : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 3, 2014

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Comments: How is the PI at the base? Thought about putting these in for a long time but there was a huge patch at the base. Look like great routes.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Ice Box : The Shivering Sphincter (5.10c)
By: Mike McNeil When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: Wasn't there a route or two on this wall?


Location: WY : Shirley Mountains
By: Mike McNeil When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: Shirley you must be kidding.


Location: CO : Alpine Rock : RMNP - Rock : Mt. Alice : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Mar 20, 2014

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Comments: Sick solo.


Location: WY : Devil's Tower : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: Nice! getting the monthly climb in.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Stonehenge : Crazy Horse (5.11- R)
By: Mike McNeil When: Dec 17, 2013

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Comments: Steve that route looks awesome. Is the offwidth the crux?


Location: SD : The VC : Comment : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Oct 17, 2013

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Comments: Much tree damage down there?


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : I Think Therefore I Ambush (5.12- PG13)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: If done with Ambush Plaisar how long is this route? I was trying to do the math from the various route descriptions and seem to come up with about 900m or 3000ft. Obviously that is not verticle rise from the base, but that is one impressive peak.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : Ambush Plaisir (5.9) : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Bicycles and hang gliders should be allowed.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : Southwest Face Midsummer's ... (5.7)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Steve Arsenault and I did this in 2011 and we ended up doing a nice steep dihedral that is about 100ft left of the fifth and sixth pitch on the topo for this route on this site. It was very thin and probably had a hard 5.9 move right before topping out of the pillar it makes. Fairly easy climbing from there to the top. Of the 8 man crew we were with that day there was easily 200 years of experience which included the guideook author, but no one knew what route we were on. Guess it didn't mat... more >>


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : Ambush Plaisir (5.9)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: I did this in 2011 but missed the first 4 or so pitches but just climbed the cracks to the right which seemed OK, but after rapping it looked like nice clean rock on the route for those pitches. I think there were only several protection bolts on the route not like it was a sport route or anything. Was fairly runout on one of the upper pitches after the bolt.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : East Chimney/South Face (5.6)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Fun route with nice pitch in the middle. Lots of easy 5th class scrambling. It was a little wet when we did it and it is nice to have a big piece. I thought it was harder than 5.6.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : M Buttress (5.7+)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Did this in 2011, but we missed the nice dihedral low on the route as it was blocked by a ton of snow. We just climbed left of it for several pitches with a nice little 5.8 hand crack somewhere in the middle. This seemed like it would be easy to go around making it more like 5.6. The rest of the route was adventurous but never very hard with a rap off a tower in the middle. We did an interesting traverse behind the snow toward the top.


Location: WY : Wind River Range : East Fork Valley : Raid Peak-South Buttress,Ea... (5.8 PG13)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 13, 2013

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Comments: Awsome Steve I am still disappointed we did not try this route on our last day a couple of years ago. It looks as though you could probably go a lot of different ways as there are a lot of options. I will try to post up a photo if I can find them this afternoon. Did you guys do it this year?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Pinpoint Pinnacle : Prince : Little Trad Corvette (5.7+)
By: Mike McNeil When: Sep 4, 2013

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Comments: Just made up a name yesterday as I figured it was unclimbed due to the large bush and loose rock. Reggie and I cleaned it up a bit and I think it would be very good if cleaned up a little more. Obviously feel free to rename. How did you descend?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Photo
By: Mike McNeil When: Jul 2, 2013

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Comments: Nice job, Chris.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Skeletal Remains : Ear Bone (5.4)
By: Mike McNeil When: Mar 17, 2013

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Comments: These two routes are I am sure the two easiest routes in Spearfish Canyon, but will be good for young or very inexperienced leaders to get on in order to get the system dialed.


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