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Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : The QuarterWays : The GateKeeper Boulder (L) : The GateKeeper (V8-)
By: Mike Housiaux When: 2 days ago

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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: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : Scary Trees Boulder : Scary Trees (V7-8)
By: Mike Housiaux 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: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy Frontside : Lillipad Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Oct 5, 2016

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


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Campground Boulder : ... : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Sep 14, 2016

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


Location: SD : Rock Maze : South Central (Main Area) : Southern Discomfort Boulder : Flossy Tips (V3)
By: Mike Housiaux 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: SD : Custer State Park : The Playhouse Boulders : The Sign Boulders : Punks In The Park Boulder : Get Punk'd (V3-4 PG13)
By: Mike Housiaux 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: SD : Custer State Park
By: Mike Housiaux 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: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Marker : Middle Marker Area : Micro-Climb (5.8)
By: Mike Housiaux 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!


Location: WY : Eastern Big Horns : Piney Creek Canyon
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: cool! thanks for the response. Looks like a good area!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Roadside boulders : Mail box boulder : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Looks good man. I take it there are others in the vicinity?


Location: SD : Palisades State Park : Upriver Boulder : Soul Music (V2)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Look under North of Wounded Noggin.


Location: SD : American Outlaw Boulders : TessArete Boulder : The Art Of Flight (V4)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 6, 2016

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Comments: Someone should just send this thing. Its very enjoyable from start to finish.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Chopping Block : Veiny : Burley Buttress (5.10-)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: bouldery start for a move or two and then its over.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Honey Moon Boulders : lune De Miel Boulder : Fires Of Passion (V5)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: aptly named for john and matts love for each other.


Location: SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : The Visitor Center : The Shredder (5.8) : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: This picture doesn't do this climb justice. Judging by the picture you would think one would merely boulder this. Upon scrambling up to the base of this climb you realize this is a short but nice crack climb that is quite taller in person than in pictures.


Location: SD : Iron Mountain : Rubrick's Ridge boulders : The Other Side of Things Ro... : Roadside Acracktion (V7-)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: this problem has seen some clean up and ascents since this was posted. It deserves a few stars as its a great problem now that all the lichen is off.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Rivendell Boulders
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 31, 2016

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Comments: are these the boulders between inner and outer outlet?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Riddle
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 24, 2016

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Comments: The Joker 5.9x follows up just left of the arete into the flake up top on the left and then follows huge crystals to the top. The arete staying on the arete proper is an old 5.10 TR that was recently bolted. The face to the right of the arete is the classic Sundogs 5.11d. The bolted face on the west face is the original route 5.6


Location: WY : Eastern Big Horns : Piney Creek Canyon
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Not that I plan to anytime soon. Just curious what are the bolting ethics in Wyoming? Curious is all. Thanks!


Location: SD : Iron Mountain : Turtle Dome : Road to Nowhere (5.11a)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: boulder problem more or less.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Reunion Rock : Loss of Sensation (5.10a)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Looks like cake walk. Actually quite harder than it looks with a few thinker spots. Mainly your just fighting the pump in the crux(es) because of the small holds and looking around for the next.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Reunion Rock : Loss of Sensation (5.10a) : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: Per Jakes comments above.. Sport Fucking is the same route they are on. If anyone wants the story i'm sure someone else will chime in. :)


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Reunion Rock : impuissant (impotent) (5.8+ R)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 17, 2016

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Comments: anything else we can add to the description? Thanks


Location: SD : Photo
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: This is in the Iron Mountain area er vicinity kind of off by itself. Superb rock quality on this gem and the pictures and video make it look easy. Crux is throwing to a small 2 finger if that sharp crimp right before you throw for the top.The youtube video picture below is the crux move.



Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Hardrocker (5.10a)
By: Mike Housiaux When: Mar 16, 2016

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Comments: If you climb another route to the top. You can TR this route. You might have to rap to the anchor I can't remember. I did set it up a few years back for a climber and it worked just fine.


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