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Routes in Middle Marker Area

Big Dripper T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Borealis Strut S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Broken Promises T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Crystal Shard S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Deja' Vu Prophecy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Don't Stahl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Equinox S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Help s On the Way S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Is That Uranus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Jupiter Fly By S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Little Dripper T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Make Believe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Micro-Climb S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mintaka T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Moonstone S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Orions Belt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Raisins in the Sun T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Roadside Plum T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Rum and Coke S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
SLAMAT S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Saturn Boogie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skywalker S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Solo System S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Spacedust S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Star Dancer S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Weird Water T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Elevation: 5,291 ft
GPS: 43.882, -103.462 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 27, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

This rock encompasses the majority of the Marker area, with the Inner Marker 'behind' it. There are a variety of fixed anchors across the fins and summits - check individual routes for details.
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Getting There

Follow the directions under the area. As you walk up the wide gully, the Middle Marker is the large, complex formation on the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Marker Area

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Orions Belt
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Weird Water
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Star Dancer
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Make Believe
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Borealis Strut
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skywalker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Saturn Boogie
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Roadside Plum
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crystal Shard
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Don't Stahl
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moonstone
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Jupiter Fly By
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rum and Coke
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Deja' Vu Prophecy
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Raisins in the Sun
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orions Belt 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Weird Water 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Star Dancer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Make Believe 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Borealis Strut 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Skywalker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Saturn Boogie 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Roadside Plum 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Crystal Shard 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Moonstone 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jupiter Fly By 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Rum and Coke 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Raisins in the Sun 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport
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Andy Busse
Rapid City, SD
Andy Busse   Rapid City, SD  
Route beta on new addition to climbers' left of Moonstone???

thanks,

ab Jun 18, 2010
Andy Busse
Rapid City, SD
Andy Busse   Rapid City, SD  
Looking for route beta on a new line 50' uphill (NE) of Solo System, it is 5.8 35' with 3 bolts. I need the info for the book????
Whittle?
Jun 3, 2010
Aaron Costello
Rapid City, SD
Aaron Costello   Rapid City, SD
I found a nice knife near the base of Gilson Chimney. If you can discribe it, I'll return it. (aaron_c_costello@yahoo.com) Jun 29, 2006

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