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The Awakening- AKA Woodpecker Protrusion Direct
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||Luke Ross- Shannon 2me|
|Page Views:||121 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||ShanJ2me on Jul 11, 2016|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThis route is Awesome!! The original crack line was good however Luke Ross had an "Awakening " and saw the direct finish- truly making it a Black Hills Classic ! I had pleasure of helping him bolt this amazing line.
Two bolts lead to a slightly overhanging hand crack- having 3 #3 cammalots is the ideal rack but you can get by with 2 and double #2's- singles on the rest- slinging your gear is helpful for rope drag. The crack narrows to fingers then bolts on the face head wall. Save a medium piece in between last bolt and anchors. Many different cruxes will test all of your climbing skills-
LocationFrom parking spot follow trail west- turn right -N-and go down the hill just before the sledgehammer- you will pass Knife in a Gunfight-on your left -as you walk down hill Rain Shadow Boulder will be on your right- continue around the Boulder heading east now you can't miss this Amazing Splitter!!
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