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Reef 2

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Ankles Away T,S 
Coral Reef T,S 
Short Rib S 
X Marks The Spot T,S 

Reef 2  

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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 18, 2002






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This is the first system of rocks directly behind Reef #1. Its west face is tightly squeezed up next to the minor formation behind Reef #1. There is a few fun routes on it, most notably New Number Nine, and Ankles Away (on the subsummit called X Marks the Spot). This formation is rather complicated with gullies and several highpoints. The main summit is to the northwest, and "X Marks the Spot" is the steep, narrow fin of rock on the southeast part of the formation. Also, another minor summit in between on the east face has a route named Coral Reef on it.

Getting There 

From South Seas' sign-in, take a left on the old road. Follow it until the same turnoff used for Reef #1, which is a right turn after passing all of the minor rock formations. Follow this for a short while, passing Reef #1. Reef #2 has climbs on all faces, and some approaches require squeezing through tight gullies.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Reef 2:
X Marks The Spot   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport   
Ankles Away   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Reef 2

Short Rib 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Reef 2
This is a seldom done short bolted route on the north ridge of Reef #2. It really is high quality - I gave it only 1 star because it is so short. This route used to have 1 bolt on it, but someone added an additional one recently. If memory serves me correctly, the only anchors are those at the top of New Number Nine. Use these, and rap with only 1 rope. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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