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Routes in Rubiks Ridge

Bein's Toprope TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Brian's Dihedral T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kevin's Influences S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Keystone Wise Crack (Left Fork) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Keystone Wise Crack (Right Fork) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Lo Shu T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Neon Ghost Town S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rognile Dihedral T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rushmore Bar S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Schist Traverse V1 5
Whose Line is it Anyway? S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Top Roped By: Kevin Bein & Barb Devine; Equipped and First Led By: Brent Kertzman & Mike Miller
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Sep 22, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route is the leftmost bolted route on Rubik's Ridge.It climbs the large bolted overhang on the northwest end of the crag. This is in the obvious cave like feature on the formation directly behind where you park. This area offers great bouldering on rainy or snowy days. Some people even boulder up a couple of bolts before bailing. This route has huge jug holds for the beginning. At the bulge expect some smaller crystal pinching and crimps. Anchor is just out of sight above the bulge. There is also a TR 5.13 that goes through the middle that Kevin Bein did refered to as the "Direct".


6 bolts
Chain Anchor


Jakob Whittle
black hawk, sd
Jakob Whittle   black hawk, sd
Just got back on this route the other day after not being on it for about a year and a half, and it felt 12a. Just my opinion though. I think the moves following the schist section are 12a.
Definitely an amazing route, and a must do! Good work Brent! Apr 6, 2010
jpferb Ferber
jpferb Ferber   RAPID CITY, SD
Caleb, the anchors can be acessed with out leading it first. The actual anchors (chains) for the route can be rapped to from a set of bolts located near the top, that can be reached via an easy scramble. You have probably already figured this out or gave up since your post was three years ago but i figured id put my two cents in since i just found out last weekend. Aug 13, 2009
Caleb Hansen
Rapid City
Caleb Hansen   Rapid City
Can the anchors be reached for toproping without leading it first? Thanks Aug 30, 2006