Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Tom Kohlmann & Dee Johnson '93
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 27, 2002 with updates from John Wanner
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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The rightmost line on the rock (see directions under the rock entry), just up the small hill.

Bolts for Bob is a fun route that seems to draw me on each visit to Rushmore. A fun start leads to a bit of routefinding in the middle, be careful not to make the climb harder... Eases a bit on top to help with clipping the fixed anchor (2 bolts).


6 draws and something for the top.
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
This is one of the few routes at Rushmore that a toprope can easily be set on. Traverse in from the right around the corner from the start of the route.

The route itself is fun face climbing. Jun 28, 2002
Eric Fischer
Eric Fischer  
this is a great route. it is a very safe lead for those who are leading 5.8s all cliping stances are solid. but of course i am 6'3". it might be a bit of a reach in some spots for shorter climbers. Apr 23, 2004
My wife and I climbed it for the first time yesterday(07/15/04). Solid route that allowed our son (he's 1) to cheer for us as we danced through the crux (bolts 2 and 3) and topped out. Nice belay area that is shadey in the morning. This route is a must for the South Seas Area. If you are blessed, you may get to see a mountian goat.Lastly, the LEFT anchor nut was loose. I did my best to tighten it, but fingers are not equivical to a wrench. Jul 16, 2004
Anonymous Coward  
This route is pretty sweet. I think the crux is about in the middle. its not too bad. over all the route is cool and climbing next to the tree is interesting. Dec 8, 2005
what is the next bolted route to the right? I toproped it thinking it was bolts for bob. Pretty fun. Jul 11, 2008
Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
Kind of slick rock-- feldspar I think? But ok with good pro.. May 2, 2013