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Remembering The Crain

5.8+, Trad, 70 ft,  Avg: 3.3 from 4 votes
FA: Shannon 2me-Jason Hermanson
South Dakota > The Needles Of… > Iron Mountain > Raspberry Rocks > West Face

Description

Crux is pulling the small roof about 15' up.
Marginal gear here - done clean on FA-however a fall would be a deck on a ledge.
Much thought was given about this bolt- this is an Amazing first lead for breaking into the 5.8 trad the bolt allows piece of mind for the new leader. The rest of route is 5.7ish
Awesome finger-hand crack follows crux!!!

Legend has it the late Dan Crain was working this line before his untimely passing.

Location

Approximately 40' left of Raspberry Blossoms
Start is right behind a small birch tree - follow the dehideral just right of an orange colored face- to a sweet finger - hand crack
Rap from two bolt anchor

Protection

Single rack from small stoppers .4 - #3 cammalot -One bolt. Great gear after crux!! Everything works!
2 bolt anchor on top.

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Rembering The Crain
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Craig giggling with joy the whole way up.
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The reward after pulling the crux!!!
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Craig pondering the Crux
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Craig Kenyon starting up The Crain
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