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Horsethief Lake Area

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Horsethief Lake Area  


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Mucho Rock

Getting There 

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Weather station 1.8 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',6],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horsethief Lake Area:
American Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   Primal Wall Area
Stiff Richard   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 75'   The Chessmen : Limp Richard
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Featured Route For Horsethief Lake Area
route follows the black streak

Forbidden Colors 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  SD : Horsethief Lake Area : ... : Right of Passage
Once the cover of Climbing Magazine, this thing is the best hard sport route in all of Rushmore, or the Hills?? Beautiful tall arete with sharp water streak. Sustained 5.12+ crimper moves the whole way to a redpoint crux at the top. Given the short and flat hike this classic deserves more attention!...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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