All Locations > South Dakota > Custer State Park > Sylvan Lake > Middle Earth > TOWERS OF TEETH > THE GUARDIAN
Avg: 2.5 from 14 votes
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|FA:||Pete DeLannoy and Cindy Tolle 6/83|
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|Shared By:||Carson Eisenbeisz on Aug 16, 2014|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
A fun climb with a great summit view. Clip the first bolt at ground level before traversing to the right over a short dropoff. Follow the bolt line up to a nice resting ledge before finishing up at the chains. Appropriately named because of the teeth like quartz crystals the whole way up which provide plenty of great hand and foot holds. These same "teeth" create lots of rope drag, so extending the quickdraws with slings may be beneficial.
Locate the gully on the southwest edge of the Ephel Dauth mass. Route begins on the right side at the beginning of the gully near the base of the Guardian. The first bolt is clearly visible at about waist level near a tall tree. The second bolt is above a small pine tree growing out of the rocks. Rap down into the gully to the west with 1 60 M rope.