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Moot Point T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown 5.3 T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Elevation: 6,144 ft
GPS: 43.848, -103.566 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 482 total, 9/month
Shared By: JFM on Jul 22, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

A cool conical spire. It lies at the intersection of two walking paths and just above an area where the kids like to scramble.

Fairly good rock quality it seems (I didn't pull off any holds!) but the apparently requisite SoDak lichen abounds.

Getting There

We approached from the loop parking lot on the east side of the lake:

Skirt around the north border of the lake on a walking path, up a nice little rock ramp, and then down the stone slab stairs. Continue with the rock-dam on your left until you see the spire on your right.

It is the last formation on the right before the trail hangs a right. There is a (difficult?) route that goes thru the orangy roof on the NW side.

Maybe 8 minutes from the car?

Guidebook links, etc

http://www.bhclimbers.com/links.html

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JFM
JFM  
Hey Brent,

Thanks for clearing that up. I was using the Stephens "Adventure Climbs of Herb & Jan Conn" guide (and the maps therein) to locate, and I guess I misread the map (Moot Point was not marked, but now upon a review of the map, p20, I see where I went wrong).

Anyway, I had a blast in the SoDak Black Hills and I hope to return.

-JFM Aug 17, 2013
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
This photo is actually of the pinnacle known as "Moot Point". The route is 5.8 and to my knowledge the FA party is unknown on this route. Paul Muehl once told me he believed I might have gotten the FA of this route in 1981. The "Poorperson's Guidebook" lists this route. "Tiki" is the rock on the left side of the photo.

I believe the BH Climbers Coalition recently replaced the anchor bolts and other aging hardware on the rock "Tiki" to clear up matters... not to mention the route "Ocean Spray" is just to the right of the original route on Tiki. The original route on Tiki has fixed gear on it.

The "unclimbable orange overhang" mentioned has a Larry Shaffer route on the NW corner. 'Touch the Sky" lists another route that is 5.3 starting in ths notch between Tiki and Moot Point (east side) that traverses the south face and finishes on the SW face. The FA on that route was by Bob Williams and friends in 1972. Jul 24, 2013

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