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Going Commie

5.11a/b, Sport, 65 ft,  Avg: 2.9 from 14 votes
FA: Chris Hirsch
S Dakota > Rapid City Area > VC
Access Issue: Road open May 15- Dec 15 Details

Description

After you've warmed up on Mock Duck, step left and head up Going Commie. This is a very fun and consistent 5.11. I felt the crux was using some small edges and sidepulls around the 4th bolt and then pulling up and over the buldge after the undercling around the 5th bolt. The bottom is more techy while the top gets pumpy. It's somewhat of a difficult clip at the anchors too and if you were to miss it it'd be a big ride so be ready to bring it until the end.

Location

The route is immediate left of Mock Duck. Either share the start with mock duck or head up the large boulder to get to the first bolt and the good climbing.

Protection

7 or 8 bolts (?) and open sport anchors

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Going Commie, just left of mock duck, follows blue line all the way to the top of the cliff
[Hide Photo] Going Commie, just left of mock duck, follows blue line all the way to the top of the cliff