Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: Eric Rhicard, Brent Kertzman & Dennis Horning Oct 1991
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Shared By: Brent Kertzman on Aug 21, 2010 with updates from Danny Canete
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This route follows the water groove/black streak/crease just left of Rocking Harder. Interesting climbing over a commiting bulge at the bottom leads to more commiting moves up the water groove/crease. Follow the slightly steep obvious line of crystals.  Long and sustained - the crux is a difficult move left protected by a bolt near the 40-ft mark.  An excellent route with great exposure.


Locate a bolted line just left of Rocking Harder. The route climbs over a bulge into the obvious water groove. The start is near the NW corner of Outlet Boulder.


10 - 12 3/8" bolts and a set of stoppers.


Robbie Freidel
The Needles of South Dakota
Robbie Freidel   The Needles of South Dakota
Good route. Nice and tall. Super well bolted. Here you go all you sport happy bolt junkies. A nice needles sport route for you. Doesn't need to be manipulated or anything so you can climb it. Have fun. Aug 9, 2013
Danny Canete
Dallas, TX
Danny Canete   Dallas, TX
Because this is sustained climbing and well-protected (for the Black Hills), I have to give this one 4-stars. Oct 6, 2018