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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: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Joshua Dreher
Page Views: 211 total · 2/month
Shared By: Joshua Dreher on Oct 10, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description [Edit]

A Black Hills must do!!! Start matched on the lowest shelf. Do a few moves to get to the arete (avoid the detatched block). Tall, but the mantle is easy. Powerful with a very tricky sequence of classic moves.
Hint: On the upper crux move, to get to the large hold throw out left to a high, left sidepull that looks questionable then bump to the big pod.

Location [Edit]

Park as for Chopping Block. Walk up the road towards Mt. Rushmore, past the sign and past the first trail behind the sign. A faint trail that runs parallel to the road will appear to your right. The trail will eventually take a 90 degree turn up a gully. Go up this gully for about 1 minute until it is possible to head left. Go left through the brush and around the bulge. You have arrived.

Protection [Edit]

A couple of pads and a spot.

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Nice work josh! Glad I could be there to witness the first send. Oct 14, 2008

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