Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: Brent Kertzman & Lane Smith Sept. 1990
Page Views: 197 total · 1/month
Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Sep 30, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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In my opinion this is the finest single pitch Raspberry Rocks has to offer. I have climbed this pitch over 50 times myself. Locate a hand crack about 20' left of Pressure Drop. Climb this handcrack into a "V Slot" then start clipping bolts, move over the roof and start the finger tip liebacking alternating with some stemming. After the seventh bolt move right into an incipient finger and handcrack. At about 80' you will find the anchors. It is possible to climb the second pitch of Weather or Not (5.8 to the summit from this point.

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One set of Stoppers, Cams to 3", 12 Quick Draws (It is wise to take a couple of 12" draws for the transition from the last bolt into the crack)
Andy Busse
Rapid City, SD
  5.11a
Andy Busse   Rapid City, SD
  5.11a
I would agree with 11a, great route and a must do. Apr 10, 2004
Ryan Minton
  5.10c
Ryan Minton  
  5.10c
5.11a? I think 10c is an appropriate rating for this route. I can recall a few moves that MIGHT have been 10d, but 11a? I had minimal trouble with this route, and I most certainly don't climb 5.11 easily! Great route, though- go do it! May 23, 2004