All Locations > South Dakota > The Needles Of Ru… > Horsethief Lake Area > The Chessmen > The Icebreaker
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|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||Chris Pelczarski and Rene Ohms|
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|Shared By:||Tater Tot on May 1, 2013|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThis is the nice looking crack just left of the prow. Climb the short face with a pin to get into the crack, eventually gaining a large ledge, then step left on exposed face holds to a second fixed pin. Continue upward.
The crux of this route is getting into the crack off the ground and clipping the pin. Last I was there just a few days ago, the pin was looking a little wiggly.
There is a secondary crux when attempting to squeeze into the almost offwidth chimney thing near the top of the crack.
Some spots have slightly crumbly rock. May clean up after a few ascents, if it ever gets any action!
LocationGetting off the route can be a trick. If I remember right, we down climbed some of the side of the rock and then left a sling and rappelled. We may have done a Needles Style Rappel but I seem to remember leaving webbing. You should be able to find a way off if you're familiar with getting off obscure needles summits.
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