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Name Rating Location Comments Tick Date

International Chimney

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Three

2 pitches. Follow. Followed Sam. Rapped into 3-4 gulley

Jun 10, 2017

Moonlight Rib

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : The Fan

Follow. Followed Chris.

Jun 10, 2017

East Face

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Two

2 pitches. Follow. Followed Sam.

Jun 10, 2017

Hitching Post

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Hitching Post

Follow. Follow Jay

Jun 9, 2017

Shark Bait

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

Follow. With Jay.

Jun 8, 2017

Shark's Breath

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

Follow. With Jay

Jun 8, 2017

W.A.S.P. (center variation start)

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Hornets Nest

Lead / Fell/Hung. Lead, fell big time, sprained ankle, followed Jay.

Jun 8, 2017

Eyetooth

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Eyetooth

Lead / Onsight. Finally!! Awesome climb and summit!

Jun 11, 2016

Pointy Little Devil

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Shakers

Climbed in mist that turned into light rain as I got closer to the top.

Jun 6, 2014

Conn Route

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (2 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Dire Spire

Followed Tregge. No bolt on P2??!

Jun 15, 2013

Garfield Goes To Washington

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : White House Wall

Followed Jay. Beautiful day.

Jun 15, 2013

Evergreen

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Pine Tree Rock

TR. Excellent route. All the holds are there, esp. for tall people.

Jun 14, 2013

Bowling Alley- aka Durrance approach route

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 (1 p) 

Wyoming : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

Wasn't too bad.

Apr 27, 2013

Durrance

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (6 p) 

Wyoming : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

With Mark K. Linked pitches, direct finish. Off track on descent. That sucked.

Apr 27, 2013

Lost Face Overhangs I & II

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Lost Face Area

TR with Tregge. YEAH!

Aug 18, 2012

Cleos Needle-Southwest Rib

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

Wisconsin : Devil's Lake : ... : Cleopatra's Needle

Followed Tregge, with Rebekah. Sweet!

Aug 18, 2012

Betty

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (2 p) 

New York : The Gunks : ... : b. Jackie and friends

Went straight up after P1 instead of fussing with the chimney stuff. Great climb!

Jul 27, 2012

High Exposure

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

New York : The Gunks : ... : i. High E

Hard for the grade. Greasy after the roof. Great position tho. Wissner was bad ass.

Jul 26, 2012

Bunny

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

New York : The Gunks : ... : a1. The Uberfall - left

Climbed to the top but returned to the first belay to communicate better. rapped from there.

Jul 25, 2012

Horseman

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

New York : The Gunks : ... : a1. The Uberfall - left

Awesome! Did it in one long pitch. After you turn the corner the moves are amazing.

Jul 25, 2012

Ecstasy Junior

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (2 p) 

West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face

With R. Very challenging. Old school grade for sure.

Jul 10, 2012

Old Man's Route

5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c (3 p) 

West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South Peak - West Face

With Rebekah. After Ecstasy Jr. Was tired didn't summit.

Jul 10, 2012

Second Hand Rose Arete

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Hornets Nest

good

Jun 3, 2012

The Buttonhole

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : The Buttonhole

Great fun, I climbed all over it.

Oct 1, 2011

Conn Route

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13 (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Sickle

Followed Tregge and Jay. Good fun!

Oct 1, 2011

International Chimney

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Three

Rebekah and I climbed on our 7th Anniversary. Saw Andy, Britton, and X. Lovely!

Sep 11, 2011

Conn Route

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Aquarium Rock

With Rebekah. Left my shoes, led in Chaco's. Sucked.

Aug 6, 2011

East Face (Standard)

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (8 p) 

Colorado : Flatirons : ... : Third Flatiron

Rebekah. Led, simul-climbed the last few pitches. Fun!

Aug 5, 2011

Spire One East Chimney

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire One

Followed Tregge. Killer squeeze chimney, everything else rocked.

Jun 23, 2011

East Chimney Variation

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Station 13

Followed Tregge. Amazing!

Jun 23, 2011

Spire Four

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Four

Followed Tregge, made it thru the wormhole!

Jun 23, 2011

Hitching Post

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Hitching Post

Led with Rebekah. Fun getting back into it.

Jun 12, 2011

Moonlight Rib

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : The Fan

Led with Rebekah. Spooky! It's been a while...

Jun 12, 2011

Solar Slab Gully

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (5 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Solar Slab - Lower Tier

Led with Shantan! Fun, harder than 5.3

Oct 27, 2010

Armatron

5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c (6 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Brownstone Wall

Climbed with Jay, Matt and Tregge. Amazing route.

Oct 25, 2010

Great Red Book

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Great Red Book Area

Led both Pitches with Matt. Exhilerating!

Oct 24, 2010

Solar Slab

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (9 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Solar Slab - Upper Tier

a Blast! Didn't do the whole thing tho...

Oct 23, 2010

God's Own Drunk

5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Khayyam Spire

Followed Tregge, Matt, Jay, and Steve. FUn!

Jul 23, 2010

Tee The Ball

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Someone Else's Peg

Lead / Onsight.

Jul 5, 2009

Second Hand Rose Arete

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Hornets Nest

Climbed with Daymon. Led it in my approach shoes.

Jul 20, 2008

Lead Fillings

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Child's Molar

Climbed with Brent K. A fantastic morning.

Jul 20, 2008

Bolts for Bobs

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Borneo

Climbed with Brent K. early in the morning. The feldspar is slippery.

Jul 20, 2008

East Face

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Two

Climbed with Jay and Chris. Chris led. Awesome route.

Jun 30, 2008

Durrance

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (6 p) 

Wyoming : Devil's Tower : Durrance Approach

Fantastic October day. Climbed with Jim S. Saw Conrad Anker on the way down. Too Cool.

Oct 28, 2007

Standard Route

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Queen Pin

pumpfest. a good climb.

Aug 18, 2007

Conn Route

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : King Pin

pumpfest. a good route.

Aug 18, 2007

Upper Exum Ridge

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (12 p) 

Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton

Mark S. and I. Linked from Lower Exum. Cold, windy, tiring. CTC.

Aug 4, 2007

Lower Exum Ridge

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (6 p) 

Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton

Mark S. and I. Cold, windy. Car to car. Tiring.

Aug 4, 2007

Conn Diagonal

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Outer Outlet

Met up w/Daymon. Swapped leads. Lot's o' fun!

Aug 1, 2007

Wiessner Chimney

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

mark s. led, i followed. we sent a large rock tumbling down the chimney.

Jul 15, 2007

Goldstone's Riddle

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Riddle

climbed with rebekah. neither of us were feeling well, but it was still fun!

Jul 4, 2007

R7 - Throwing Stones

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : The Big Gash

A super hot day, but it was cool in The Big Gash. A tough lead.

Jun 23, 2007

Quickbeam

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Fanghorn Hills

A pretty good climb. I liked it.

May 13, 2007

Enting

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Fanghorn Hills

A great route! Once the seam ends, the holds are huge!

May 13, 2007

Hrum Hroom

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Fanghorn Hills

A fun climb. Enjoyable all the way!

May 13, 2007

Hitching Post

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Hitching Post

was sweet. really enjoyable climbing. Jeff, Adam, Me.

Apr 29, 2007

Needle's Eye

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Needle's Eye

5.9 A0. Elvis leg and a one-biner quickdraw made me grab the sling at the last bolt. FUN!

Apr 29, 2007

Shark's Breath

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

Good fun. The friction section was sweet.

Apr 15, 2007

Four Little Fishies

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Aquarium Rock

On-sight, baby. The confidence is high now.

Apr 14, 2007

Weird Water

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Middle Marker Area

Going bolt-to-bolt is cirtainly harder. Heady, but fun.

Mar 18, 2007

Physical Graffiti

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (2 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Riding Hood Wall

is good, yes. harder than 5.6.

Feb 16, 2007

Cat in the Hat

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (6 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Mescalito

Feb 15, 2007

Technicolor Sunrise

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Magic Bus

Feb 14, 2007

Electric Koolaid

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Magic Bus

Feb 14, 2007

Great Red Book

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (2 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : The Great Red Book Area

Feb 14, 2007

Boxer Rebellion

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Panty Wall

Feb 13, 2007

Silk Panties

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Panty Wall

Feb 13, 2007

Sacred Undergarment Squeeze Job

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Panty Wall

Feb 13, 2007

Neon Sunset

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Magic Bus

Feb 13, 2007

Boxcars and Airplanes

5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharkstooth

A fun little climb. The crux was traversing after the nut placement. (or was there a bolt after?)

Nov 18, 2006

Conn Route

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Aquarium Rock

A sweet November day! I led and Mike K followed. I learned a lot about anchors. Yar!

Nov 5, 2006

Garfield Goes To Washington

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (3 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : White House Wall

Led 5.6 P1 and P2. Mark led P3. A beautiful day, hot really.

Oct 1, 2006

White Line

5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Goldline

Followed Mike K's lead again. Sweet route, really fun.

Sep 24, 2006

Goldline

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Goldline

Climbed from top rope set up from White Line.

Sep 24, 2006

Owen Spalding

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3 p) 

Wyoming : Grand Teton National Park : Grand Teton

Rebekah and I camped at the meadows. It took us a long time.

Aug 12, 2006

Conn Route

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R (2 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Dire Spire

Climbed this with Mark K. I led the P1. Mark got spooked leading P2, so I finished. Crappy bolts.

Jul 18, 2006

Solitaire

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Borneo

woohoo! this was sweet!

Jul 16, 2006

Skin to Win

5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Reef 1

sweep the reef 3

Jul 1, 2006

Old Number 8

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Reef 1

sweep the reef 2

Jul 1, 2006

Way Cool Junior

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Reef 1

sweep the reef-1

Jul 1, 2006

Star Dancer

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Middle Marker Area

not the fist time, but a great time!

May 28, 2006

Dirty Earnie

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Bull Rock

My first flash.

Apr 7, 2006

Gossamer

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Picture Window

totally fun.

Nov 12, 2005

South Tower Conn Route

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (2 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Four

Followed this with Nopola and his MN friends before his wdding. Hard, but Good Times.

Sep 3, 2005

Kamps Crack (Classic Crack)

5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c (1 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet

My first trad lead. I ran it out. It was fun.

Jun 20, 2005

Goat Skin

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (1 p) 

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Meat Counter

My first sport lead. It was exciting, I reckon

Apr 23, 2005

Spire Four

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c (3 p) 

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Four

Gulley approach. There was still ice in the chimney, and I couldn't fit through the wormhole.

Apr 20, 2005

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