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Cyanide T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Howard Doyle, Phil Sena, and Paul Muehl 1984
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Shared By: Robbie Freidel on May 21, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

start at the bottom of the small ledge next to a dirt mound, climb up with little protection to a nice pod about 35 feet up. Place good gear then climb the small overhanging finger crack.(crux)Then its about 20 feet of easy climbing to the top with an optional gear placement. Descent: you can either walk of or sling a big horn with your rope and rappel.

Location

walk about 25 yards past End Pin. If you turn around and face End Pin it will be on the left side. It is to the right of Bushwhacker. look for and overhang with a small pod below it.

Protection

small to medium cams/nuts

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Robbie Freidel
The Needles of South Dakota
 
Robbie Freidel   The Needles of South Dakota
 
Yea that sounds like it is the same one. Thanks for the help on that. May 26, 2012
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
That could well be the route. I just remember top-roping a route with Howard Doyle left of Bush Whacker and he pointed out the line in question and said he believed he got the FA. May 23, 2012
AhK
AhK  
Cyanide, from Muehl's Blue Book, seems to fit the description.

FA: Howard Doyle, Phil Sena, and Paul Muehl, Aug. 5, 1984.

Any insight, Brent? May 23, 2012
Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
F.A. Howard Doyle & Paul Duval around 1987... Not sure of the name. May 22, 2012