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Routes in Olton's Shoulder

Double Bind V4 6B
Flamingo Drinker S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Olton's Bulge T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Olton’s Shoulder 1936 Original Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Paper Beats Rock T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Torre Oculta T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Equip Paul Piana, FA Chris Hirsch, 10/2015
Page Views: 291 total · 11/month
Shared By: Chris Hirsch on Oct 28, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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One of Piana's last, hard projects. Ascends the overhanging west arete that can be seen from many vantages. The real crux is working the feet and keeping balance. Would get more stars if the rock was better. First two hangers are missing.


Hike along Olton's N side staying tight to the cliff. Belay from a scenic schist perch. I think a 60m would get you down??


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harrison t
Black Hills, SD
harrison t   Black Hills, SD
Wrong again Mar 5, 2016
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
in passing around the sametime a few years ago I asked what route it was. Just here say. I'm sure you got it. If you haven't heard anything then its probably accurate. As for Harrisons Comment above: Helen Keller followed it she wanted to work it ON-SITE but couldn't. Mar 4, 2016
harrison t
Black Hills, SD
harrison t   Black Hills, SD
Word is Hellen Keller onsighted it a while back... 12c was the suggested grade I believe Mar 1, 2016
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
Huh. Where did you hear this? Feb 29, 2016
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
Nice work man! I thought this was "climbed" before? or a claim i know. Anyone know the story on this? Either way sweet! Feb 25, 2016