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Action Satisfaction S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Advanced Petting S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Alpha Speed Project (OPEN PROJECT) S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Black Beta S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bloody Knuckles S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cathedral S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Chipmunk S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Conflict Resolution S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Contortion S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
FLR S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gargoyle S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Gorilla S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Handicap Accessible S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Loud With The Lights Out S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Nanook of The South (OPEN PROJECT) S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Nanook of the North S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Organical (OPEN PROJECT) S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Quiet With The Lights On S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Raptor T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sit Clip S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Squeeze Jelly S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Surfer Rosa S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wendigo, The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Elevation: 1,122 ft
GPS: 48.395, -92.401 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: jeffengel on Oct 9, 2007
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE
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This is wilderness sport climbing at its best! This is a 75' cliff that is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. At the steepest point the cliff overhangs about 25'. It is nicely featured and clean granite for this area.

Originally called "David Lake," this impressive amphitheater was re-dubbed "Jeff's World" by Josh Helke (MN native and owner of Organic Climbing) in 2002, when Jeff brought the first crew of friends to the area. The name stuck.

Getting There

Follow the directions to the Secret Lake trail. Boat past that trailhead and keep going into David lake. Go to the far north bay. Just after going through a little narrows where a peninsula comes in from the east on the north end, park the boat on the west side of the bay. (I will post a beta picture of the trailhead)

If you miss the trail, you can bushwhack your way west and you will run into the main cliff band. Follow it north or south to the climbing area.

Trail head corridinates:
N48 23.63'
W92 24.03'

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chris deulen
Castle Rock
chris deulen   Castle Rock
You deserve a medal Jeff. Thanks for the amazing weekend (despite the rain)! Sep 15, 2008
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
Lookin good Jeff! I can't wait to see this place! Oct 9, 2007

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