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Avg: 3.4 from 15 votes
Routes in Shakers
|Butter Knife T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Dark Tower T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Going Down to Harlem with a Turd in My Shorts S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Joint Effort S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Little Gremlins T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Nightman Cometh, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Pointy Little Devil S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Salt and Pepper Shaker T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Skid Marks S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Troll Toll T,S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Where You Been?! S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Mike Engle, Vern Phinney|
|Page Views:||849 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Rone on Sep 9, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionScramble up to the northwest edge of the formation to get to the start of the route. Climb up and right on large holds to the first bolt. From here, traverse right and up past two more bolts to gain the flake. The moves past the third bolt to the flake are a little thin.
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.