All Locations > South Dakota > The Needles Of Ru… > Mount Rushmore Na… > Emancipation > Five Card Draw
Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 115 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Ron Yahne, Jason McNabb, Luke Kretschmar, Travis Rypkema|
|Page Views:||612 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Jason McNabb on Nov 7, 2008|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionPitch 1: 11+
The route starts on the downhill side of the formation immediately left of the start to Ace in the Hole. Head up passing 6 bolts or so and a few gear placements. Bring a set of stoppers, a blue alien, and a .75 camalot. You can do this without the gear, but it is a little spicy.
Pitch 2: 12+
Clip the first bolt and yard up to clip the second before you start to keep you off the ledge if you fall...the moves at the start are hard. Climb the arete/face to the left of ace in the hole. Essentially three boulder problem separated by good rests. 8 bolts on this pitch no gear necessary.
The route is atypical for rushmore, not too much crystal pinching...lots of patina edges and slopers. Great rock, position, and movement=Good times....Go climb this thing, it's fun.
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