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Member Since: Feb 2, 2011
Last Visit: Jan 2, 2018
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3



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All 554 | Routes 15 | Areas 1 | Approach Trails | Photos 20 | Page Improvements | Comments 15 | Posts | Stars 313 | Ratings 190

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Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > Emancipation > White House Wall > ... > Photo
By: Travis Rypkema When: Aug 26, 2017

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Comments: There's a good .11 mixed line to the left that I'll get posted later...


Location: South Dakota > Custer State Park > Sylvan Lake > Middle Earth > Near Downs > Right Wight (5.12-)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: This route is so good! Definitely deserves more traffic...


Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > South Seas > Shipyard Rock > Nutra-Sweet (5.11)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: A nu start.... to the classic nutra-sweet.


Location: South Dakota > Custer State Park > Sylvan Lake > Photographers' Peak Area > Aquarium Rock > Sea Monkeys (5.10)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: I was told this one is called "Sea Men"...


Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > Emancipation > Emancipation Boulders > ... > Slant Eyes (V3+)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Nov 20, 2012

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Comments: Larry Schaffer or Curtis Love got the FA on this one..........


Location: South Dakota > Rapid City Area > Falling Rock > North Canyon Wall > Flatland Fever (5.10d)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Nov 4, 2012

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Comments: A great route, deserved to be bolted for sure. Originally the top-rope "Wango Tango".


Location: South Dakota > Rapid City Area > Rock Maze > South Central (Main Area) > Sunshine Boulder > ... > Photo
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: Arrow shows right hand start hold.


Location: South Dakota > Rapid City Area > Rock Maze > Double Dyno Boulder > Double Dyno (V2) > Photo
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 13, 2012

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Comments: There is a great eliminate that starts where the right arrow is pointing. The huge pods of Double Dyno are off. V3-4ish. P.Flemming got the FA of this.


Location: South Dakota > Rapid City Area > Rock Maze > Eastern Area > Squeeze Job (V1-2)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 12, 2012

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Comments: Squeeze Job Eliminate. The holds on the left arete are off. Makes it V2-3ish...


Location: South Dakota > Rapid City Area > Rock Maze > South Central (Main Area) > The TIger Lily Boulder > Mancala (V4)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 11, 2012

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Comments: Tiger Lilly(? that's the name i heard...) is the right arete.


Location: South Dakota > Custer State Park > Needles Eye Area > The Fan > 99 Problems (5.12+)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Jun 20, 2012

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Comments: Stupid sexy Hirsch.


Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > Magna Carta > Marker > ... > Lightning Never Strikes Twi... (5.10+)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Oct 18, 2011

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Comments: Ha! That's awesome, now I'm a known jackass!! (I know-4 years late...)


Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > Chopping Block > Ugly Duckling Boulder > Vise Grips (V7)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Feb 7, 2011

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Comments: A sit start would be cool.


Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > Chopping Block > Ugly Duckling Boulder > Vise Grips (V7)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Feb 4, 2011

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Comments: Greg, your dates are more than likely correct. 2003 seems a little late.
Chris, there probably is a red dot there. Some dude went around putting red dots on problems all over the hills and claimed FA's of established problems.


Location: South Dakota > The Needles Of Rushmore > Mount Rushmore National Mem... > Chopping Block > Ugly Duckling Boulder > Vise Grips (V7)
By: Travis Rypkema When: Feb 2, 2011

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Comments: I'm pretty sure I got the FA of this. I asked around and no one(Vern Phinney, Ronagon, et al.) seemed to know about it at the time, summer of 2003 I think. Greg did it that fall, so, whatever year that is. He'll remember.........
Oh, and I called it "Bears see things pretty much the way they are"


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