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Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Feb 2, 2017

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Comments: I just have anchors up there. Feel free to check it out.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Feb 1, 2017

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Comments: Well done, dude... But shouldn't you be working on the bouldering guide?? ;P


Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon : Black Velvet Wall : Rock Warrior (5.10b R)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jan 7, 2017

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Comments: We had a helluva time locating the first two bolts. The first hanger was spun in a way that made it hard to see and matches the rock color pretty well. The second, up and right, is slightly obscured by features. The pitches after that were more straightforward.

Also, was able to find a couple of bomber pieces (.5 and .1/.2 offset) just down and left from the first bolt. Takes the ground-fall potential out but was still scary reaching out to clip the bolt.

Love this kind of climbing. Very simil... more >>


Location: South Dakota
By: Chris Hirsch When: Sep 18, 2016

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Comments: The new route on Phallus is one of Piana's he did a couple years ago. Hard Years 5.8+? Starts off chockstone and is primarily bolts. Really great line! Then there is a direct start with a couple bolts and gear called Short Arm Inspection 5.10. Also Piana's, but not as good. I'll add them soon...


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Station 13 : Highly Suspicious (5.13a)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Apr 16, 2016

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Comments: Yes it is 40m not 40'. Can barely TR with an 80m rope. There is now a set of anchors for this route, just below the summit.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Olton's Shoulder Area : Flamingo Drinker (5.13a)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Huh. Where did you hear this?


Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Adrenaline Surfer (5.11)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 21, 2015

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Comments: Spoke with Nate Postma a while back about his route and apparently it was not documented correctly. This is actually a 3 pitch climb! Guidebooks only describe the 3rd pitch. Which makes sense, since there is a nice looking line leading up to the 3rd with bomber anchors. The 2nd pitch, I believe, has a large flake that looks and sounds sketch. But Postma says they couldn't get it come. I'll update this route once I climb the full line.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Raspberry Rocks : The Ramp : Dave The Evangelist (5.12-)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Onsighted this today. Very fun, aesthetic line, but felt contrived at the top. 12-?


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : West Lies Mirkwood : My Feets, My Feets, My Prec... (5.10-)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Also possible to keep trending left after last bolt to reach Knob Goblin's anchors.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : ... : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Oct 10, 2015

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Comments: That's actually the second bolt. Excellent job on this route!


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Khayyam Spire : Meltdown (5.11b/c R)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Sep 13, 2015

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Comments: Excellent line, one of the best in the park! No need for the R rating, or even PG13...Beginning is thin for gear, but it is there. Bomber placements are all over this route.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : ... : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: Already done ;) mountainproject.com/v/i-want-o...


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 21, 2015

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Comments: I believe Hrum Hroom is on the formation to the right. What you have marked now is Precious.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Dam - Back Side : Bagpiper (5.9)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: BHCC replaced all hardware on this and M&M. Bring a finger or hand size cam for higher up.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Dam - Back Side : M & M's (5.7 PG13)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 20, 2015

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Comments: All hardware replaced by BHCC on 7/17/15. First set of anchors were removed. It now goes all the way to a huge belay ledge. Bring one finger or hand size cam for the horizontal.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Rubaiyat Spire : Ruby Slippers (5.11+ PG13)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 7, 2015

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Comments: Beware of death flake in the middle of the upper slab on 2nd pitch.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Near Downs : Right Wight (5.12-)
By: Chris Hirsch When: May 3, 2015

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Comments: So tricky! Bring extra .5's.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Sea Islands : Kara : ... : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: Sweet! Yeah, Tony is putting in the last bolt here. Then as he climbed on, the very crystal he was hooking on broke under his foot.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Trash Can Boulders : THE TRASH CAN BOULDER : Photo
By: Chris Hirsch When: Feb 3, 2015

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Comments: We recently did the Blue line. V3/4? Climbed on the arête the whole way.

The Red line looks real hard. Didn't try.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Iron Mountain : Turtle Dome Boulders : Overly Hung Boulder : Plow King (V7)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: Ok, maybe Jason just gave it this name...which is why I thought he did it first.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Iron Mountain : Turtle Dome Boulders : Overly Hung Boulder : Plow King (V7)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 5, 2014

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Comments: I could be wrong about the FA. You would know better than me. So the Lewis Bros. did do this line first?


Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : East and Northeast Buttress... : Adrenaline Surfer (5.11)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Nov 3, 2014

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Comments: Originally given 12a, but I thought Everlasting was much harder than this. Would have been a better climb if the crack was utilized more for gear and the bolts weren't out of the way, trying to force an arête climb.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Bartizan Wall : The Naked Rib (5.10c R)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Sep 29, 2014

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Comments: Now equipped with new hardware, replaced by BHCC 9/28/14.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : Living @ 1% (5.12a R)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Sep 7, 2014

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Comments: PG-13+...due to a long section with poor gear. Bold climb.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Vertigo : A Clean Getaway (5.11+)
By: Chris Hirsch When: Jul 29, 2014

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Comments: Never saw anything in the Blue Book. Except for the 5.12- OW crack that Bein TR-ed. Right next to this line but seperate. Maybe that's what your thinking of?


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