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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
Kristallnacht S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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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Description [Suggest Change]

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.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 4
Orions Belt
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 81
Weird Water
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 105
Star Dancer
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Make Believe
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 3
Borealis Strut
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Skywalker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Saturn Boogie
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 5
Roadside Plum
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Crystal Shard
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Don't Stahl
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Moonstone
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 12
Jupiter Fly By
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Rum and Coke
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Deja' Vu Prophecy
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 3
Raisins in the Sun
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orions Belt
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Weird Water
 81
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Star Dancer
 105
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Make Believe
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Borealis Strut
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Skywalker
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Saturn Boogie
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Roadside Plum
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Crystal Shard
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Don't Stahl
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Moonstone
 16
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jupiter Fly By
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Rum and Coke
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Raisins in the Sun
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport
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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
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????
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Jun 3, 2010
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

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