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Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Roadside boulders : Blue sky boulder : High-per-space (V2-3 R)
By: Mike Madsen When: Sep 26, 2017

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Comments: Ya! Nice looking stone there.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Magna Carta : Monster North
By: Mike Madsen When: Jun 10, 2017

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Comments: Hey Melinda,
I will try and update some of the info in the coming days. This has never been an issue for anyone passing through. When I first moved to the Hills Years ago there wasn't a current guidebook and I still seem to find everything. With that said I'm not saying that it is an easy place and agree it is VERY EASY to get turned around. Hope you ended up finding some good climbs to get on in the area. Thanks, Mike


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Magna Carta : Monster North : ... : Salt and Pepper Shaker (5.3)
By: Mike Madsen When: Jun 10, 2017

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Comments: The pictures are of a different route. Shakers are a old school trad route no bolts.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Drop the Base Boulder
By: Mike Madsen When: May 27, 2017

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Comments: Hey Jack no reason I see of why not to have it on here. Glad to hear your working at the sylvan general store. Spent many years working at Sylvan. Stop down at Legion Lake if you want more bouldering info. Ask for Mike ;)


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Drop the Base Boulder
By: Mike Madsen When: May 25, 2017

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Comments: Not sure why the fascination with this boulder lately not to say its a bad thing. I have had a lot of people in the past month ask about the problems on this boulder. A place like Sylvan and the Needles most of the obvious boulders you can see have likely been climbed either as established problems or as warm ups that may not see much if any traffic. I know its been bouldered as a warm up. Not sure on the FA or what its called but I'm sure someone has climbed it in the past month because the... more >>


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : Scary Larry (5.11+ R)
By: Mike Madsen When: May 15, 2017

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Comments: I've done the first pitch of this climb always wondered what it was.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Emancipation : White House Wall : Bower's Crack (5.9-)
By: Mike Madsen When: May 14, 2017

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Comments: Thanks Twomey! Yea it needs some clean up but a nice crack with more traffic glad you got on it!


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Cracked Spire
By: Mike Madsen When: Apr 30, 2017

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Comments: been climbed. It is indeed Garbage Dump Overlook 5.6


Location: Wyoming : Eastern Big Horns : Highway 16 granite : Crazy Woman Canyon : Photo
By: Mike Madsen When: Mar 30, 2017

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Comments: beautiful lines on this block!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Magna Carta : Monster North : ... : Photo
By: Mike Madsen When: Mar 27, 2017

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Comments: Jason D. Fell above the bolt.


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

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Comments: Thanks. Still focused! Sitting in the office for winter months i get bored happened to find a few photos of rock formations so figured i would add some info on here. Thanks also on catching the Peanut picture way off! The formation i did post is very striking from the ground though. You have a route on it?


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By: Mike Madsen When: Jan 24, 2017

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Comments: Awesome!


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

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Comments: Probably V3/4 i think. I've seen alot of climbers not get this one right away. I was on it 3 days ago and it looked normal?


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Brilliant Boulder
By: Mike Madsen When: Jan 4, 2017

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Comments: Cronin has a unique problem over here.....


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : ... : I want to Rock (V4)
By: Mike Madsen When: Jan 4, 2017

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Comments: Greg or Lee do you guys know the other problems in order and where abouts they kind of start. This one i need to go back and update some stuff. Also theres a plethora of 2-3 move mantle problems around this thing. I know Mark E climbed them one day obvious lines. Thanks guys!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : ... : I want to Rock (V4)
By: Mike Madsen When: Jan 3, 2017

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Comments: Thanks guys! i knew the names and that Schawb named them didn't know the exact lines!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Stalemate Boulder
By: Mike Madsen When: Dec 29, 2016

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Comments: Long Traverse into this is a fun variation.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The QuarterWays : ... : The GateKeeper (V8-)
By: Mike Madsen When: Dec 7, 2016

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Comments: Had to clean this area up with that had to delete the old information. Here is what it did read: March 16, 2014 -"Bring a brush the gash is a little gritty still. This problem is hard and in a way awkward. It took me about 3 days to finally figure it out. I'm sure some could flash it easily. Glad to hear people working it. I had to get a high left foot out left and then jump for the right side where the block curves down. If you look closely you can see a small... more >>


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : ... : Scary Trees (V7-8)
By: Mike Madsen When: Nov 13, 2016

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Comments: Traverse in from the left has been done around V6/7 with a nice sit. Endurance feeling


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : ... : Photo
By: Mike Madsen When: Oct 5, 2016

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Comments: The Classic shot! I noticed the two photos...TWO funny. ;)


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Campground Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Mike Madsen When: Sep 14, 2016

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Comments: seam by his left foot is start hold with left hand


Location: South Dakota : Rapid City Area : Rock Maze : South Central (Main Area) : Southern Discomfort Boulder : Flossy Tips (V3)
By: Mike Madsen When: Sep 13, 2016

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Comments: This problem has been done long ago I believe. I have climbed the line many times as an alternate warm up. Likely late 70s early 80s.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : The Playhouse Boulders : The Sign Boulders : Punks In The Park Boulder : Get Punk'd (V3-4 PG13)
By: Mike Madsen When: Sep 5, 2016

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Comments: She's as good in real life as she looks. Lots of clean up from what it was.


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park
By: Mike Madsen When: Aug 27, 2016

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Comments: patience.... I have two copies and both were $40.oo on amazon great condition with maps ;)


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Magna Carta : Marker : ... : Micro-Climb (5.8)
By: Mike Madsen When: Apr 18, 2016

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Comments: I don't recall any bad rock on this route. I have done it a few times as a warm up in the area. I see plenty of people on it. Have you climbed it recently mark? Maybe I need to relook at it. Thanks!


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