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A Certain Shade of Green S 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Barry McCochiner's Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Conn Diagonal T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Conn Diagonal Variation, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gun Has No Trigger T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
I Want Out T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Iron Lingerie S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Jugs T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Living @ 1% T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Nick of Time T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Passport to The Sky T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rain Man S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Scary Larry T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Stainless Steel Shield T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
True to Form T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
West Buttress T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 280 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Larry Shaffer
Page Views: 118 total, 19/month
Shared By: Chris Hirsch on May 14, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This intimidating, forgotten line would make a perfect representation of what most people think of the needles; Terrifying. Very little was known about this route so I'm guessing at where the first pitch went exactly but seems like a logical assumption.

1) 5.11+ 130'
Begin up the Conn Diagonal and branch off into a black flared seam about halfway up. Gear is finicky but good. Belay at bolted anchor at large horizontal.

2) 5.11+R 140'
Traverse further right on ledge to the first bolt. Pull a couple thin moves (crux) to easier but super run-out climbing. Each bolt is near impossible to spot from the previous. Bring slings for horns and micro gear to supplement the 4 bolts in 40m. Refer to the topo to see exactly where this pitch climbs.


Single rack to #3 plus offset cams
4 bolts
1 pin
Bolted anchor (no chain)


Mike Madsen
Rapid City
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
I've done the first pitch of this climb always wondered what it was. May 15, 2017