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Location: 43.88731, -103.46538 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Jun 26, 2002

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After passing Shipyard Rock and Hornet's Nest, most of South Seas is made up of small spires and fins. Guarding the far side of the area is a large spire with a prominent bombay chimney - this is Child's Molar. Lead Fillings is one of the best 5.9s at Rushmore, and this rock is generally less crowded than the rest of South Seas.

Getting There 

A network of trails passes through South Seas, so generally aim for the spire and you'll get there. It is about a 15 minute walk from the road.

Climbing Season

For the South Seas area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Child's Molar:
Lead Fillings   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Nitrous Rockcide   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Ethical Decay   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Lead Fillings 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Child's Molar
Lead Fillings is one of my favorite routes at Rushmore. To reach the route, scramble up slabs at the base of Child's Molar towards the obvious large chimney. Then descend slightly left to a small stance with a bolted line above it.Follow the bolts (several, well protected) on the left side of the formation to a fixed anchor. Rap off with one rope off the back side....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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