All Locations > South Dakota > The Needles Of Ru… > Horsethief Lake Area > The Playground > Playground Proper
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Chris Hirsch and Craig Kenyon|
|Page Views:||186 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||CraigKnyn on Jul 5, 2016|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThe obvious crack line on the South Wall of Sultan's Tower.
P1 5.6 Start at toe of Sultan's South Wall and angle up left on easy terrain to a birch tree, then up flake, across flake and up a bit to good stance in chimney.
P2 5.8 Up chimney/with arete to a vertical squeeze section, then easier chimneying to obvious belay stance for the crux pitch.
P3 5.10+ Layback up flake to hand jams, then sustained fingers around Ear and steep, thinning crack. Pro tricky thru sustained crux. Gain nice solid ledge and belay with awesome views.
P4 5.4 Climb easier terrain to summit
LocationBegin at the lowest toe of Sultan's South Wall, at the intersection of a gully and a big chimney.
For Descent... Down climb Conn Route 5.4 exposed to the west and chimney down to big spike with sling around it. One rope rap SW into gully with flat spot.