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Conn Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Herb and Jan Conn, Sept. 7, 1953.
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Shared By: AhK on Jun 6, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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A fantastic run-out jug haul that gets little traffic!

Start in cracks on East side of formation and move up to the base of the chunky face. Sling a horn before questing up through huge jugs. The protection is sparse and there is some loose rock, but the climbing is extremely enjoyable. As always, be aware of what holds you're trusting and you'll be fine.


Start in cracks on East.

Single rope rap to the West.


Single rack, long draws, and leaver webbing.


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Jim Slichter
Hill City, SD
  5.5 X
Jim Slichter   Hill City, SD
  5.5 X
While it has been several decades since I did this route, I would concur with AhK's description. The climbing is never very hard but the last protection is near the ground thus the X rating. Be prepared for considerable loose rock since I remember breaking at least a dozen crystals on the way up. Just use the "three points of contact at all times" method and you should be OK though. Jun 8, 2016