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A Sioux Named Boy S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Baba Cool S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chopping Block T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X
Glimpse Into Paradise V7 7A+
Great Chimney AKA The Great Dihedral, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Meat is Murder S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Twelve White Sticks S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Valdez Overhang S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Don Lefevre and Jim Slichter-1975 Ground Up
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Shared By: Brad Boner on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Also known as The Great Dihedral. This is the obvious chimney/dihedral to the right of Meat Means Murder. The first 1/3 takes very good pro, but becomes non-existant after pulling over the slight overhang and climbing into the off-width chimney. The chimney widens as you ascend, and this section is awkward and uncomfortable for most of the way, but some people get their kicks out of this kind of stuff. Falling out of the chimney could be nasty, and slipping and falling into it could be just as bad. Near the top, head to the right of the chimney for rappel anchors.


Standard rack. Big Bros for the offwidth.


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joelhagan Hagan
Rapid City, SD
joelhagan Hagan   Rapid City, SD
This route was first climbed by Jim Slichter and Don LeFevre in 1975. Worth doing just to do the pull over the roof. Aug 22, 2007
Will Buckman
Devils Tower
Will Buckman   Devils Tower
one of the hardest 5.8's I've done. it is totally worth doing twice just to see if it gets easier. Sep 25, 2006
Great route if you don't mind wide cracks. A must do for the trad climber! Nov 29, 2005