Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: Paul Piana
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Shared By: Dave Rone on Aug 18, 2013
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Start from the boulder that lies just left of the big off width crack near the center of the south face. Face climb up and right past two (old) bolts to the crack where it begins to narrow. Climb the crack to its end and make a difficult move left to the bottom of a second crack, then up to a ledge. Now climb up and right to a bolt, then left to easier climbing and the summit.


South side of Near Downs, starts left of the obvious off width. Requires a two-rope rappel


Take gear from RP's to #3 Camalot for the cracks, and draws for four bolts.


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Travis Rypkema
Travis Rypkema  
This route is so good! Definitely deserves more traffic... Aug 20, 2013
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
So tricky! Bring extra .5's. May 3, 2015
harrison t
Black Hills, SD
harrison t   Black Hills, SD
Starts in the OW. Make sure to double up on finger sizes, maybe even 3 bd .5 or similar and a lot of draws! Don't think the bolt after the crack is there anymore, head up right to Thrain's anchor. Really good pitch! Aug 24, 2015