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Routes in North Nostril Cave

Cheat, The V7 7A+
Tastes Like Burning V9 7C
Trogdor V9 7C
Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: Charles Fryberger, 07-2003
Page Views: 1,249 total · 6/month
Shared By: Dan Dewell on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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"The Cheat" begins on the far right side of the "Nostril Cave" on two pretty decent holds and moves up and right to the lip following somewhat good holds using a few heel hooks, drop-knees, and cross-throughs, as well as a hideous gaston/pinch in the toughest portion and a scarey top-out to boot.

See the "Nostril Cave" directions and photos for accessing this particular problem, and look to the beta photo for the top-out location.


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Mike Madsen
Rapid City
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
There is a sit that starts down LOW on good chalked holds. The Chester Moves right on good holds into The Cheat ( V7). Also, If you don't get the small crimps at the end prepare for a body slam of massive proportions. :) Mar 31, 2014
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
I had also thought it was meant to be a sit down. If not it should be. It adds a few more fun moves but does not change the grade, just solidfies it at V7.

Oh, and I don't know about the R rating... It's not all that tall and as long as you have pads covering the slab chance of injury is slim. Mar 6, 2011
Saint Paul, Minnesota
ferris   Saint Paul, Minnesota
I thought the cheat was supposed to be a sit start I did it years ago with a sit start. Mar 6, 2011
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
I echo Dave's comments (however, I don't think it should have a sit start). Very good problem. I ended up not using the undercling either, heelhooking and bumping up and right felt like the way. I topped out up and right on the big jug flake thing. Excellent! Jan 1, 2004
Good route. Could take a sit down start, though it probably wouldn't add a grade's worth of difiiculty. Currently V7. Flashed it. Didn't use the "hidden" undercling. I didn't see it until after I had done it. Greg found it after my ascent. His sequence uses it. Enjoyed this alot. Committing last move to the lip. I topped-out straight over; didn't go out right. I think the line is cleaner straight over. Fun. Another good route from the CO crew. Dec 31, 2003

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