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Awakening- AKA Woodpecker Protrusion Direct, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mutha Jugs V0+ 4+
Round Oddity V1 5
Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Luke Ross- Shannon 2me
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Shared By: ShanJ2me on Jul 11, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This 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-


From 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!!


6 bolts, stoppers, .3 -#3 Cammalot - extra # 3's helpfull
2 bolt Anchor at top
A 70 meter rope will just barely get you down- WATCH your ends!!


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Brent Kertzman
Black Hills, SD
Brent Kertzman   Black Hills, SD
I suspect this might a direct finish I climbed a long time ago on sketchy gear. The bolts would make that line better... The line I took went up an obtuse corner. I want to say this was listed in the Poor Persons Guide. Jul 18, 2016