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R8 - Serpents Of Paradise

5.11a, Sport, 65 ft (20 m),  Avg: 3 from 9 votes
FA: Brent Kertzman, Mike Cronin
S Dakota > Needles Of Rush… > Iron Mountain > Big Gash

Description

Start out climbing the initial finger crack of route "R9 - Bulgey Wood". Move right after the second bolt on Bulgey Wood onto a rightward trending dike. Stay on the outside of the dike for a better pump. When the dike ends move up and slightly left over a small roof (the crux). Finish up on the slab above to the anchors.

Location

This route shares the finger crack start to route "R9 - Bulgey Wood". This route is the eighth route you will encounter on the right side of the Gash.

Protection

One finger sized piece of gear too protect getting to first bolt, 8 Bolts; Chain Anchor