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Lightning Never Strikes Twice T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Magic Marker T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Regenerator S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Steelin' T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Dave Rone, Trent Slichter
Page Views: 594 total · 8/month
Shared By: Dave Rone on Sep 2, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Regenerator is a nice route that incorporates a variety of features and movement, including some power moves on ledges and edges, and steep, delicate, crystal climbing(the crux). One of the cool things about the route, however, is that you have lots of opportunities to rest and 'regenerate'.

Crank onto the ledge at the start, then work your way up the shoulder. The first mini-crux is getting past the third bolt.

A fun mantle comes next, followed by easy climbing to the bulge near the top of the route, where you'll encounter the balancy crux. Pinch a couple small, sharp crystals, work your feet up, then reach up and left to bigger holds. As you work your way through the crux, try to avoid standing on the two small, sharp crystals you used at first. It would be unfortunate to break them off!

After the crux moves, easy climbing takes you to the top.

Location

Regenerator is about 50' left of Lightning Never Strikes Twice, on the Southeast side of Middle Marker. Take the easy trail that divides the Emancipation and Middle Marker formations. From the trail, look to the left for a left-rising shoulder of rock, to the left of the obvious crack system of Lightning.

Protection

Protection is bolts, bring a dozen draws. There is a two-bolt rappel/lowering anchor at the top.

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mike gibson
Rapid City, SD
  5.10c/d
mike gibson   Rapid City, SD
  5.10c/d
This is a very clever route with high entertainment value. Feb 28, 2014

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