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By AlPiNiSt10
From: Lead,SD
Sep 9, 2012
There is an old piton up the center of that face.
By rgold
From: Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 1, 2013
It's called the Incisor. The shaded face is the North Face. There are (at least) four boulder routes that go up to the ledge with the pin, all done by John Gill, who placed the original pin up there. There were some tentative explorations BITD past the pin, but the lack of protection kept anyone from climbing up very far before reversing back to the pin. Of course, no one even remotely considered rap bolting and I hope the ground-up tradition survives until a climber capable of the challenge arrives.

Around to the right are routes on the West Buttress and the South Face. I think the West Buttress route is 5.8 and the South Face 5.9-. The South Face route is a bit rotten and not a classic; the West Buttress route is probably better and was the first route on the Incisor. It is on or close to the edge of the sunlight in the picture.
By Jim Slichter
From: Hill City, SD
Jan 17, 2014
There are also two bolted routes in the sunlight that are to the left of the West Buttress. I have not done them but heard they were in the 5.11-5.12 range. There is also a bolted route on the left (east) ridge that goes at about 5.11a and is quite enjoyable.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jul 4, 2017
Jim thanks for the info, we tried the route on the left arete a couple years ago and found it to be quite enjoyable, in the 10+/11- range.
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Anyone have any beta on the routes on this block? It's right at the "End of Trail" sign behind Cathedral Spires.

Submitted By: Chris treggE on Oct 6, 2011
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