Elevation: 5,135 ft
GPS: 43.887, -103.465 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 26, 2002
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
Access Issue: Check NPS for Closures Details

Description

After passing Shipyard Rock and Hornet's Nest, most of South Seas is made up of small spires and fins. Guarding the far side of the area is a large spire with a prominent bombay chimney - this is Child's Molar. Lead Fillings is one of the best 5.9s at Rushmore, and this rock is generally less crowded than the rest of South Seas.

Getting There

A network of trails passes through South Seas, so generally aim for the spire and you'll get there. It is about a 15 minute walk from the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Child's Molar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
Lead Fillings
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Nitrous Rockcide
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Ethical Decay
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Desert Storm
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lead Fillings
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nitrous Rockcide
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Ethical Decay
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Desert Storm
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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