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Anger Management T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Commitment Issues V0 4
Helen Keller's Slot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
No Pad No Problem V2 5+ PG13
Superfly V5 6C
Through The Rabbit Hole T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wind Below, The V2 5+
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Dale Curran 2007
Page Views: 57 total, 1/month
Shared By: Wilson On The Drums on Apr 5, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Helen Keller's slot climbs the right facing dihedral. It's a bit of an awkward climb, but I found it very enjoyable. Knowing how to hand jam as well as grovel up some off-width will come in handy. The crux will be either getting in and out of the overhanging off-width section or clipping and moving past the second bolt. Try to save your energy down low as it does not let up towards the top. The route protects very well with a standard rack and needs nothing larger than a #3 bd c4.

Protection

Standard rack, doubles on 1,2,3, nuts, and 2 draws. Bolted anchors with rap chains. (doubles aren't necessary)

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ShanJ2me
Rapid City, SD
  5.9+
ShanJ2me   Rapid City, SD
  5.9+
This route is a little easier if you know how to Jam! :) a little of everything. Rest up at the first bolt then Knee jamb in the OW save some Purple .5's and some energy for after the second bolt! Its not that awkward its just not typical crystal pinching of the black hills. Blue Collar Climbing Baby! After climbing again MANY years after it was established I feel the rating should be 9+. “ Strength of yesteryear”! Mar 3, 2014