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YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Jan 9, 2007
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Albino Rhino

Description 

Climb the dihedral handcrack over a few small bulge-like sections. This is one of the most popular lead routes at Sam's.


Location 

In the dihedral on the left end of the South Side, this is the dihedral handcrack, named after the horn halfway up.


Protection 

Gear to 3.5". 2 bolt anchor. Rap or lower.



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By Joe M
From: Rapid City, SD
Aug 12, 2007

This is easily top roped once youre on top of the cliffline. A decent route.

By LanceSullins
From: A Van
Oct 15, 2009

Very nice route that protects exceptionally well. It did eat a cam of one of the climbers in the party before me, FYI.

By Eddy Daly
From: Albuquerque, NM
Dec 3, 2012
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

About halfway up, the crack flares inward...almost ate one of my cams. Stoppers are recommended there. There are a number of bomber passive pro placements. Take a handful of larger stoppers.

By Spenser Bolte 1
From: Abilene, Texas
Mar 27, 2014

This is a WAY better lead than a TR. The anchors make TR a bit draggy. Quite fun on lead though.