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Seashell Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Kevin Fons on Apr 7, 2003
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Description 

This small spire has 3 good bolted routes in the 5.10 to 5.12 range. Two of them are Gene Larson routes.

Getting There 

Follow the Trail to the North of the Boulders directly across the road from the Needles Eye. Go up the hill for about 300 yards and you should find the spire in the trees to the west of Gnomon.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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


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A Necessary Evil 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Seashell
This route is the rightmost bolted route on the south side of the Seashell. Unfortunatly Paul Muehl and Bob Archbold felt the need to chop the original bolts. I drilled this route from free stances with some falls. I broke my last 1/4" drill bit on the last hole. I was forced to drill out the hole I had started with a 3/8" drill. The 3/8" bit kept binding. I had drilled the hole once almost. After fighting with the redrill process I decided to stand in a sling on the bolt below to finish the hol...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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