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All That Glitters is Gold (AKA For A Snickers) S,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bagpiper S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Better Than Pool and Pie S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
California Boys S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
East Dam Gully (?) T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Evarete S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Juicer V0 4
M & M's S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Nugget and a Biscuit T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pieces of Eight S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wild Rib S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 21, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route is pretty good, but the descent is enough of a hassle to make it hardly worth doing. Find this route by walking through the tunnel on the north side of Sylvan Lake, and then take a left. The Wild Rib formation is up the hill a little ways. It is located up a tight squeeze gully between the first and second major formations uphill from the tunnel. Belay at the top of the obvious gully. Look for 3 bolts on a short arete.

Climb these and make an anchor. My memory is a little shaky on this, but I know that I had to downclimb to the last bolt, and then somehow downclimbed a different way (to the left?) from there to get off.


3 bolts, no anchors


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Robbie Freidel
The Needles of South Dakota
Robbie Freidel   The Needles of South Dakota
i believe i did this route. i had no idea of the beta so i just kept climbing and got to the point where i had to rappel of a tree in the chimney on the left side. not that great of climbing May 21, 2012