Type: Sport, 100 ft
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jun 8, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Lead Fillings is one of my favorite routes at Rushmore. To reach the route, scramble up slabs at the base of Child's Molar towards the obvious large chimney. Then descend slightly left to a small stance with a bolted line above it.

Follow the bolts (several, well protected) on the left side of the formation to a fixed anchor. Rap off with one rope off the back side.


bolts - not sure how many, but this climb is well protected


Kirtis Courkamp
Kirtis Courkamp   Golden
Is this route pronounced lead like the metal.Or is it lead like I lead this climb and it was supper fun. Sep 20, 2012
In that context they are pronounced the same. Lead like the metal and who wants to take the LEAD are different Aug 11, 2013
There are two bolt lines at this belay spot. the one on the left is fillings. only 5-6 feet to the right is nitrous. choose carefully. :-) Sep 2, 2014
Nathan D Johnson
Nathan D Johnson  
Seemed harder than 5.9 to me. I'd say 10a-ish. Someone noted that they broke off a hold at the crux on Aug 1, 2015.

This is one of my favorite climbs in Rushmore. If you're here, do it. Sep 4, 2015
Ryan Emery
Black Hills, SD
Ryan Emery   Black Hills, SD
In my honest opinion, this route is not very good and certainly does not receive 4 or even 3.5 stars. Throughout the entire route you see a lot of old scars, and just about all the holds (especially the ones you commit the most to) look like they are going to rip off. There are a lot better 5.9s to do in the area than this one. Sep 1, 2017