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Critical View S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dykes Next Door S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Description

Granite formation to the North of Hornet's Nest on the Honeycomb Wall side. Contains two routes on the Western side. They are shorter routes (Dykes Next Door (5.11a) and Critical View (5.8)), and both a lot of fun. Try'em!
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Getting There

From South Seas sign-in, walk left up trail for a little over fifty meters (150 feet). Critical View is on the right. To the left of Mr. Critical, Lonesome Cowboy, and Second Hand Rose. To the right of Ladies in Love and Boylesque.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Critical View

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Critical View
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dykes Next Door
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Critical View 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dykes Next Door 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
Wilson On The Drums   Woodbury, MN
Went to redpoint Dykes last week but couldn't due to the bulldozer in the way. Went back today, and to my surprise... they (idk who, whoever had the funding and is making paths to make the area accessible), have built a huge platform underneath Dykes and Critical View (got the redpoint btw, first 11). The first bolt on Critical View is now literally chest height... no more fun moves on that climb. It didn't really change the crux moves on Dykes, but a ground fall has more potential, although it should be harmless if one would fall clipping either bolts 1 or 2. Kudos for making the whole area accessible, but this really took away from the safety of Dykes and the hard moves on Critical. FYI... Nov 29, 2012

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