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Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Camp Judson Road : ... : Shistlers Fist (5.12a/b)
By: Jimmy D When: May 4, 2017

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Comments: Overhanging granite that actually climbs well is rare and this route is a hidden gem!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Axe Edge : ... : Photo
By: Jimmy D When: Mar 26, 2017

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Comments: WTF?!?!? Is this guy hanging on that old star drive?!?


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Iron Mountain : Turtle Dome : In Search of the Holy Rail (5.11d)
By: Jimmy D When: Mar 24, 2017

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Comments: Excellent route, good rock quality, multiple cruxes, and a sick little roof pull! Way over bolted, but whatever... definitely worth doing!!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldys Melon Patch : ... : Fly By Shooting (V4)
By: Jimmy D When: Mar 23, 2017

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Comments: Mike, you would know better than I would... I guess I wasn't sure where to start. So perhaps I just found an easier, but still fun alternative start.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldys Melon Patch : ... : Fly By Shooting (V4)
By: Jimmy D When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: I suspect that one of the original underclings for the start has since broke off. The problems goes very smooth starting on the chalked crimp and sidepull in the middle of the boulder and goes straight up, same finish. Felt V3ish


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : IHOP (5.10)
By: Jimmy D When: May 12, 2016

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Comments: Overall this route isn't terrible, however there is a HUGE lose block right by the anchors. Given that this route sits right above one of the most popular routes in Rushmore, I would not recommend it until the death block had been dealt with.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Monster : Where You Been?! (5.12a)
By: Jimmy D When: Apr 20, 2016

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Comments: Fun moves on steep rock with decent holds, however the first half of the route is pretty dirty... but with more traffic it might clean up nicely. Get on it!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Borneo : Spinal Tap (5.11)
By: Jimmy D When: Apr 3, 2016

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Comments: Too bad this one isn't taller.. sharp and short lived crux, but fun moves nonetheless. I am 5'8" and would not consider this 11d or 12a


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Inner Marker : Thunder Road (5.9)
By: Jimmy D When: Feb 24, 2016

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Comments: I think for the time being this route warrants a few words of caution. The start is pretty junky (lots of lichens and some lose stuff) and the first bolt is pretty high up.

To start this route scramble up about 30ft or so until you get to the birch tree. I think the best place to belay is down about 8ft to the right of the tree, so you can see your climber. I would recommend slinging the tree with a double length to protect the start, as a fall before the first bolt would send the climber and ... more >>


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Java : Shady Proposition (5.11b)
By: Jimmy D When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: A small cam for the flake above the 2nd bolt is definitely a good call, but you can get by without one.. Punchy crux leads to superb crystal surfing! This route can be easily TR'd by leading climb-us interuptus (which is also a great line)


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Cavity : Afternoon Thunder (5.11b)
By: Jimmy D When: Nov 3, 2015

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Comments: The first bolt is totally threaded. Stick clipping the second bolt wouldn't be a bad idea.. Not a bad route, it just needs some love!!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Meat Counter : Juicy Lucy (5.10+)
By: Jimmy D When: Oct 1, 2015

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Comments: This is a pretty fun link-up, it takes good gear and is only slightly harder than BM because you don't get the good rest on the flake prior to entering into the crux.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Schist Head : Schist Happens (5.10c/d)
By: Jimmy D When: Sep 17, 2015

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Comments: Quality crystal surfing with some funky schist down low and up top. A good warm up if your on your way to Deja Vu.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Planet Claire Wall : Planet Claire (5.11+)
By: Jimmy D When: Sep 10, 2015

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Comments: This route definitely sharp, but also super fun with fantastic movement! I think the rock quality on this is actually pretty decent for the area.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Grizzly Bear Creek : Yellow Devil : Idle Hands (5.11+)
By: Jimmy D When: Sep 9, 2015

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Comments: Nice work guys, this looks sick!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : The Butcher's Hand : Blood Sausage (5.11)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 28, 2015

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Comments: Pretty dirty, but worth doing if your looking for a unique climb with a fantastic summit. Big moves on big holds, super physical and fun.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker Area : SLAMAT (5.10)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 26, 2015

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Comments: I found this route to be enjoyable, but it had quite a bit of lose rock, but after I pulled off a huge jug and a crystal sheered under my foot It might be a little better...


Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : West Face : One Way Sunset (5.10c)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: Took this all the way to the top, and what a treat it was. Pitches 1 & 2 are SO GOOD!!! If you're looking to escape the dihedrals and plug and chug on killer jams and finger locks, look no further. Pitches 3 & 4 are more adventure style with a few loose rocks and some awkward moves to keep you on your toes, but for the most part the rock is pretty good. Definitely worth the effort if your looking looking to summit, much more rewarding than going through the meadows.

Pitch 1 takes finger size ge... more >>


Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : Roach Addition (5.7)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 18, 2015

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Comments: Climbed this on accident thinking it was the first pitch of Hollywood and Vine (its not), turned out to be super fun but we had to rap down to the start of H&V. Not a classic tower pitch, but not a bad warmup either. My 2nd thought this pitch was pretty cool with great exposure. This is a slab climb, I feel grade is accurate for the style.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : Dire Spire : The Engagement (5.10)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 7, 2015

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Comments: A 60m just BARELY makes it down.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Monster : Abominable Snowman : Too Easy for Hard Men (5.9+)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: If this is a 5.9 then Baba Cool is 5.8 ;) Sustained and technical, hats off to the FA team.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Raspberry Rocks : Weather Watchers Wall : Indian Summer (5.10c/d)
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 5, 2015

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Comments: I found it a bit tricky to get pro at the start of the crux, but a good lead for a solid 5.10 climber. No need for cams, stoppers small-finger sizes will do just fine.


Location: Wyoming : Devil's Tower : South and East Faces : Soler (5.9) : Photo
By: Jimmy D When: Aug 3, 2015

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Comments: Remo, are sure you placed enough gear?? ;)


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Spire One : Spire 1 Reppy Variation (5.7+)
By: Jimmy D When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: A 70m will get you to the ground with a few feet to spare from the anchors on top of the first pitch.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : Five Card Draw : Royal Flush (5.10-)
By: Jimmy D When: Jul 23, 2015

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Comments: Great route! One of the cooler summits in the Rushmore area. Make sure to extend your last piece before pulling the roof!!! I used a shoulder length sling fully extended and had to deal with pretty bad rope drag bringing up my second. In hindsight... I should have used a double length...


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