Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Ron and Shari Yahne-1990 Ground Up
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Shared By: Scott Manzzullo on May 24, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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this route starts right next to the lean yearsfun short 5.7 follow bolts left to chains.someone took the registry from the summit


4 boltschains at the top


Eric Fischer
Eric Fischer  
if memory serves me right, i believe there are three bolts up to the two anchors at top. Apr 9, 2004
Joe M
Beckley, wv
Joe M   Beckley, wv
This is one of my least favorite routes Ive ever done. The bolts are old and scary and it should probably be avoided. Felt a little harder than 5.7 too. Not worth the time and effort. May 17, 2007
Tyson Arp  
Ahh, my first climb in the Black Hills... I agree, it kinda sucks. It took my wife and I nearly three hours to find this route since we'd never been in the area before. (We were one gully over almost the entire time!) Angela ended up slipping into a hole while we were hiking around and tore the crap out of her leg on some sharp crystals. Then after all that effort the route is short and quite unremarkable! To top things off, we ended up being late for dinner with my brother! May 17, 2007
Paul Huebner
Portage, WI
Paul Huebner   Portage, WI
If memory serves me right back in 95, I found this short steep climb to have nothing for your hands in two places between bolts. Basically, I remember balancing on sizable footholds, palming the rock and praying one of the big crystals I was standing on didn't come off. Oh, by the way, while belaying my second up I was visited by the goat himself. Jul 11, 2007
joelhagan Hagan
Rapid City, SD
joelhagan Hagan   Rapid City, SD
Climbing to the 2nd bolt is balancey and fun, but the rest is not much to speak of. I wouldn't climb it again or recommend it to anyone else. Jun 1, 2009
Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
  5.7 PG13
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
  5.7 PG13
Possible ground fall from crux-- not well bolted. Crux would feel harder if you are less than average height I would think. Remember being a bit scared at the top too while leading this... May 2, 2013