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Member Since: Jun 23, 2002
Last Visit: Aug 11, 2004
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3



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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Shark's Breath

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (89)

Sport, 1 pitch, 80'

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

Jun 30, 2002

Shark Bait

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c (48)

Sport, 1 pitch, 90'

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

Jun 23, 2002

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Here's a picture of the infamous "step-across...

Here's a picture of the infamous "step-across." This is my first time up Spire 4; on lead, no less. I'm a tall, spindly freak, so I could spend all day between the two summits, but short p

South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Four (5.4)

Nov 6, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: Solo System is directly below the photographer.  T...

Solo System is directly below the photographer. Tom is passing the "cruxy" section towards the top. (The other climber, to the left, is Nathan Lail heading up Stardancer.) (Photo by Zac H

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Solo System (5.6)

Nov 6, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: This is Nate topping out on "Better off a Has...

This is Nate topping out on "Better off a Has-Been than a Wanna-Be." The crux (for short people) is reaching the horizontal gash behind the belay-side of the rope. Nate's short, but he man

South Dakota : Rapid City Area : ... : Better a Hasbeen Than a Wan... (5.8)

Nov 6, 2002

Rock Climbing Photo: Clinging to some sweet crystals on StarDancer.  (P...

Clinging to some sweet crystals on StarDancer. (Photo by Zac Hester.)

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Star Dancer (5.8)

Nov 6, 2002

Contributed Comments

 

Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : South Seas : Sharks Fin : Shark Bait (5.8)
By: Zac Hester When: Aug 11, 2004

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Comments: To DakotaToni:

Sorry to disagree but...

Captain Hook is a great climb, but this is not the one I have described here. I've done Captain Hook--it's up the gully to the left of Shark's Fin and summits a different formation entirely. This is on the same formation as Shark's Breath (5.7) and Shark Attack (5.hard). It's newer than the Mike Lewis guide book (in which Captain Hook appears).


Location: South Dakota : Rapid City Area : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall : Killer Wasp From Hell (5.10c)
By: Zac Hester When: Oct 4, 2002

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Comments: I apologize, Andrew. I didn't want to be a sandbagger. 10b is just the first rating I was told (maybe 7 years ago). The last time I climbed it was probably about three years ago and I overheard some other climbers calling it a 10d. It's quite likely the route has changed over the years. Remember that big column that used to be wedged up into the dihedral about thirty feet to the right of Wasp Nest? Russle's Crack or something like that? Stuff out there falls off all the time. If you've c... more >>


Location: South Dakota : Rapid City Area : Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall : Killer Wasp From Hell (5.10c)
By: Zac Hester When: Sep 23, 2002

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Comments: This is probably the most "classic" route at Falling Rock. Local climbers have called it as easy as 10b and this is the first time I've seen someone list it as hard as 11b. (I guess I feel a lot better for having struggled on this route for so long since it was only supposed to be a stout 10.) After you dial the sequence, though, the climb seems easy for an 11.


Contributed Stars

Name Quality Location

Shark Bait 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

Shark's Breath 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Sharks Fin

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