Elevation: 351 ft
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Shared By: Dana Seaton on Sep 14, 2010
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.
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Description

This is the portion of Hemlock ledges developed by boulderers, generally centered around the Hand of Man Cave and to the left.

The Hand of Man Cave, known especially for Work of Man V11 and the classic V3 roofcrack Manhandled is roughly right of center of the ledges and should be pretty obvious as the blocky cave structure up the hill as you approach Hemlock.

To the left of the cave there is a break and there is an overhanging bouldering wall up the hill a bit with a couple nice easy warm-ups on the right and Supernormal V10 on the left.

Moving further left the wall reconstitutes itself, generally being about 25 feet tall and covered with holds. Use you best judgment on whether you want to throw a TR up or highball /solo. There are many trees up top for anchors. There is a lot of mostly easy traversing potential if you bring some scrubbing tools.

Getting There

Follow same approach for the tr crag and then head left along its base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Deadwood

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 3
Manhandled
Boulder
V8 7B R
 3
Belly of the Beast
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 7
Supernormal
Boulder
V12- 8A+ PG13
 5
Work of Man
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Manhandled
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Belly of the Beast
 3
V8 7B R Boulder
Supernormal
 7
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
Work of Man
 5
V12- 8A+ PG13 Boulder
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M Sprague
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Dana, left of the cave, up the hill a little at a break, there is an overhanging wall with obvious chalk on it. Do you know anything about it. I was by myself and top outs were kind of wet so I didn't try it. There were a couple nice easy warm-ups to the right. Jan 19, 2013
There is a steep wall with a project that Jamie, Matt, and Marc have put some work into. I think all the moves have gone, with and without the shelf to the left. Jan 20, 2013
thats the "Ziig Zag crack project" aka "wheat thins"... i was out there there the other day taking a walk and was surprised to see that the start rail has been broken.. i guess there are some other people working on this line too. the start rail used to be a flat edge and now is a little more sloping, not as positive if you get your heel up..... as far as i know it still has not been linked bottom to top.... we are all trying to get the straight face line with out using the block on the left that sticks out of the slab way right..... feels "hard" to me!!! Oct 13, 2013
there is also the project between the dead wood cave and the zig zag that climbs what looks like a 15 foot slab. Climbs much harder than it looks with highball topout and crux.... only worked it once with one pad (not enough protection). Feels like it could end up going at V6/7 which would be a nice addition to the area...... Oct 13, 2013