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Witch's Hat T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Joel McKillop and Mark Ellefson (Ground Up)
Page Views: 113 total · 7/month
Shared By: BBQ on Oct 2, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Follow a series of cracks to the top. A good ole' time will be had once you enter a long, yellow brick road of wicked chimney moves that will have you placing your flying monkey hands and feet on three separate spires all at once. Get ready to realize that you are not in Kansas anymore.

Location

Starts in a gully to the right of "I'm Melting". Witch's Hat is the most obvious weakness on the Witch's Hat Spire which sits lowest on the hill and across the gully from The Naked Rib.

Protection

No Bolts. Use a standard rack and bring long slings. Most people will rappel from the chains located on the top of the I'm Melting Spire which is just to the left of Witch's Hat. Climbers with 80 meter or 100 meter ropes will be able to rap down with just one rope. Climbers with 60 meter or 70 meter ropes will want to use two ropes to rap.

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Mark Ellefson
Spearfish,SD
Mark Ellefson   Spearfish,SD
uphill from yellow jacket Oct 4, 2016

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