Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Herb and Jan Conn
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Shared By: joelhagan Hagan on Oct 4, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Three pitch route that starts on the Southeast corner of the formation. The first pitch ends on the southeast side after a series of blocks meets a headwall. Belay at the green/yellow area. The second pitch goes up to the left (easier) or right (harder) with the next belay at a ledge before continuing around the corner to the ledge with a tree on it. Continue on the small ledge with a tree on it traversing to a nice vertical crack. Top out. with 2 rope rappel.


Nuts, Slings, Cams.


Custer, SD
ERolls   Custer, SD
Hey Joel,
Is there still a hex up there backing up the two ancient pitons? Or has someone upgraded the top anchor? That was my first 5.7 trad. Nice pic shows the best part of the climb! Oct 6, 2007
Sue and Jim
Sue and Jim  
The 2 old pitons are backed up by a somewhat rattly nut. Aug 25, 2008
Eric Krantz
Black Hills
Eric Krantz   Black Hills
The nut has been replaced today with a larger one, still rattly but at least it's bigger than the crack now. Needs a register on top - the old eye is still there for it.

Great summit view. One 60m rope gets you *almost* to the ground, and if you swing right you can downclimb a bit and you are there. Best bring two though. Sep 13, 2008
Tater Tot
Custer, SD
Tater Tot   Custer, SD
The above description has the easy and hard switched when you can choose to go left or right at the 2nd pitch. Right is significantly easier than left. Also I really don't think this route is a full 300 feet. It seems more like 200. Jun 20, 2009
A single 70m rope will get you down the East side with a few feet to spare. Aug 24, 2015