Avg: 3.6 from 22 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||Mike Engle, Vern Phinney|
|Page Views:||1,416 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Rone on Sep 9, 2012|
|Admins:||Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
Climb the flake until you reach a stance on the right hand side of the blade, where you can clip the next bolt. Climbing past this, and the next bolt are the crux of the climb. It's think it's the hardest 5.8 I've done! Both Black Hills Jim and I think it's closer to 5.10.
After the crux, clip a third bolt and continue to the summit. A single 60m rope will easily get you down to an easy scrable back to your stuff.
All in all a pretty cool route! Bolts were put in on lead so it has a little different flavor than the typical Rushmore sport route.