BETA PHOTO: Climber on Reef One, as seen down the trail from t...
Reef #1 is a small rock that holds 4 bolted routes on its west face. Each route gets progressively harder from left to right, ranging from 5.7 to hard 5.10. The routes are approximately 50 feet high, and end at a set of fixed anchors. Also, a toprope could be set by running up a gully on its north side.
Walk to the old road that is next to the signin for South Seas. Take a left and follow it a short ways, passing rocks on your right. When the road starts curving away to the left, take a right on a small trail which leads right to Reef #1. Look for a crack/gully feature with bolts leading above it - this is Old Number 8.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Reef 1
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Reef 1:
Old Number 8 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Skin to Win 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Reef 1
Way Cool Junior 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b SD
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Way Cool Junior is the route furthest left on this formation. It is probably only 5.6 or maybe even 5.5 - but makes an excellent first lead(it was mine).Climb up the leftmost line of bolts. You could conceivably hit the ground before clipping bolt 2, but as a first lead this was very comfortable so I wouldn't worry about it. Decent easy route, but there are better at Rushmore....[more] Browse More Classics in SD
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 17, 2002
Running up a gully is a bit of an understatement. There are some moves of exposed 4th class at the top, but nothing unreasonable to do unroped. The 4th class descent is on the left side of the formation around the corner from Way Cool Junior.
By Adam Haggerty
Oct 17, 2003
Which route is old number 8? There are four climbs on this rock. Does anybody know if old number 8 is to the right or left of the crack in the middle of the rock, or what the fourth route on this face is called?
By Anonymous Coward
Oct 17, 2003
From left to right. The first route is "Way Cool Junior" the second route with the crack is "Old Number 8" There is a bolt somewhere above the crack. The third route is "Some 5.9" with the three bolts with "Skin to Win" being the last route of the four.