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Routes in Sledgehammer

A Lady, a Gentlemen, and BK S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dave's Diagonal S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ethics From The Armchair S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
I Think I'm Going To Hurle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Over The Rainbow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pot Of Gold TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Seismic Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thanks Brent S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

Sledgehammer has a very high concentration of routes on it. It almost feels like a giant boulder, but all routes need to be roped. Routes range from very well protected bolted routes, to trad routes, to bold non-protected face climbing. Fixed anchors are available for most climbs.

Getting There

Follow the area directions to the main area near Turtle Rock. When you are at the viewpoint mentioned, walk down towards Turtle Rock. Sledgehammer is hard to pick out at this point, but it will be apparent when you near it. It is a giant triangular-shaped boulder with routes on all sides.

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Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
A number of these routes can be top roped after one is led to the top of the formation. With a large group, one could have top ropes all over this formation. Like the Rubik's routes, these have a bouldery style somewhat untypical of most Rushmore climbing. Jul 16, 2017

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