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Belly Flop T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Charlotte's Web T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Miah Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 11, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Make sure to bring some friends to laugh at you while you climb this. Only one move required. Look for a fixed piton and scramble up to it, clip it, maybe back it up with another piece of gear. Now struggle and do the ultimate belly flop (this route is not really called that, it is unnamed). Then do easy moves to the top. Preferably, bring some really short people to follow you up it.

Getting off this is the crux. A massive simul rappel is required over this broad summit. I ended up hugging a tree on the north side when my partner thought I said off rappel but was still a long ways off the ground.

Protection

This can be done with just one quickdraw by clipping a fixed pin. However, it is probably best to back it up with another piece of gear. Also, bring some gear to set up an anchor up top.

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Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
  5.7
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
  5.7
Yeah, this is just weird. Jan 24, 2017
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
This gets my vote as the strangest climb at Rushmore. Jul 11, 2002
Peter Gram
Cupertino, CA
 
Peter Gram   Cupertino, CA  
 
By the way, don't do this climb unless you either have climbed every other route at Rushmore or like to climb "oddities". Jul 11, 2002