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DYNAMOMETER BLOCK 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
FIVE ALIVE BOULDER 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
HEAVY BREATHING BOULDER 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
TRASH CAN BOULDER, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 5,190 ft
GPS: 43.888, -103.47 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 2,193 total, 63/month
Shared By: Mike Madsen on Feb 1, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

The Trash Can Boulders are a nice cluster of blocks located right off the parking lot and camping of Wrinkled Rock area in Rushmore. Once parked these blocks take less than a minute to get to. A great area to warm up or end the day having fun. Easy problems to hard man problems exist with everything in between also.
Problems to check out are:
WARM UP-V1*** --FIVE ALIVE BOULDER
FIVE ALIVE V4*** -- FIVE ALIVE BOULDER
TRASH CAN RIGHT, MIDDLE V7/V8***- THE TRASH CAN BOULDER
HEAVY BREATHING V5** -HEAVY BREATHING BLOCK
LITTLE FALL GUY V3/V4** - HEAVY BREATHING BLOCK
HIRSCH'S V5*** - HEAVY BREATHING BLOCK
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Getting There

PARK AT WRINKLED ROCK CAMPGROUND YOU WILL SEE THE BLOCKS.

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Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
In the 1970's, 80's and 90's we referred to these boulders as the "Borglum Memorial Boulders". We referred to the boulders south of the Mt Rushmore Visitors Center between "Riordon's Rock" and the "Oval Office" just below the now off limits parking spot as the "Trash Can Boulders". Many of these problems were climbed in the 1970's and 1980's. Feb 8, 2015
Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
Wilson On The Drums   Woodbury, MN
Thanks for the awesome info/beta Greg, I've heard similar things about the red dots going up after problems had already been sent or established. I'll get the routes up on here to reflect that info as well as change some of those colored lines. This is a great area with really fun routes. Jul 1, 2013
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Mike Olsen actually added dots AFTER many of these were sent by Dave A., Eric Sutton, myself.... Jul 1, 2013
Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
Wilson On The Drums   Woodbury, MN
Great area, short approach, and a variety of problems in the V0 - Vhard range. I presume Mike Olsen nabbed many of the FAs here hence the large number of red dots scattered amongst the boulders. Hopefully these pictures help a bit for anyone looking to get out and get some sends. If anyone knows names and grades please post up. Jun 30, 2013

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