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Itching Stemroidal Flare Up S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Raspberry Blossoms T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Raspberry Corn Flakes S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Remembering The Crain T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Brent Kertzman, Nora Veit, Mike Miller
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Nov 17, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Locate a shallow left facing corner about 20' left of Raspberry Corn Flakes. Start by pulling a very dicey move off a boulder at the base. After pulling the first crux it is possible to get some solid gear. Follow the finger crack as it widens to a set of anchors. I might add a bolt to the start to make future ascents more pleasant.

Protection

Two sets of stoppers, A set of cams up to 3", a set of RPs

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Tang
SD
Tang   SD
C'mon you guys, stop bolting all the rock, find something you can climb. Jul 22, 2006
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
  5.9+
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
  5.9+
Tang,

I originally climbed the F.A. of this route ground up, onsight, without bolts. At a later date I chose to not be an egotist. I went back and retro bolted an "R - Rated" route I established so as not to lock up another under protected 5.10- route established by a 5.12 climber. I am totally comfortable having done so likewise. Now 5.10 climbers may enjoy the route which is still a bit spicy.

I added a couple of bolts at the begining plus established a new bolted slab finish which adds flavor to the route. The route is no longer an "R - Rated" outing. Apr 17, 2008

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