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Palisaid 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Dave Groth
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Aug 18, 2006

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Dave Groth on Palisaid. Late 90's.

Description 

Also known as Palace-Aid. Featured in Rock and Ice article, "Head Games" , as one of the seven US routes to die for, which is remarkable for a route in Midwest ("To die for: North America's 7 most dangerous head points", Rock and Ice, issue 138, 2004).

This former aid line was originally envisioned as a free route by Mike Dahlberg and Scott Backes (they added two bolts at 30 ft from start), and completed by Dave Groth in the late nineties. It remains one of a few hard test pieces at the crag, and features technical climbing over good gear. The route remained unrepeated for almost a decade until Chris Hirsch got the 2nd ascent in 2007.

Follow seams and thin cracks past several cruxes up a long thin line on the clean face to the left of Hidden Treasure. It's hard to miss if you are looking for it!

Protection 

Wires, small to medium cams, 2 bolts


Photos of Palisaid Slideshow Add Photo
Palisaid. Crux. September 2014.
Palisaid. Crux. September 2014.
Palisaid. Decent pro through this spot. September 2014.
Palisaid. Decent pro through this spot. September ...
This photo makes the climb look shorter than it is.
This photo makes the climb look shorter than it is...
Eric Enquist sending her on lead, clean! <br />Photo Credit: Ryan Fuerstenberg
Eric Enquist sending her on lead, clean! Photo Cre...
5. This sequence was taken before the inevitable send, hence this shot...
5. This sequence was taken before the inevitable s...
1. Dave Groth sequence on Palisaid back in the day(9-10 years ago)
1. Dave Groth sequence on Palisaid back in the day...
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4.
My first piece was pretty bad.
My first piece was pretty bad.
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2.
An excerpt of "Head Games" by Matt Samet published in Rock and Ice "Ethics Edition" in 2004. Palisaid (Palace-Aid listed as one of the "7 routes to die for").
An excerpt of "Head Games" by Matt Samet...

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By Ben Bodenhamer
From: Madras, OR
Aug 6, 2007

What an amazing climb, I can wait to get back and go for the redpoint!!!
By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Aug 27, 2007
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

Superb line.
By ferrells
Apr 30, 2008

whatever happened to the endless bickering comments for this route? i found all that stuff pretty fun to read. it's not too often that a minnesota route conjures up so much heat.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 30, 2008

That's just cabin fever talk. That and half frozen heads.
By David A Groth
From: Lacrosse
Apr 11, 2009

We may need to start bickering over this again to get the right grade in the revised falcon guide
By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Apr 11, 2009
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

No need for that Dave. Definitely a hard line. I was probably just having a strong year:)