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1880 Wall East

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L to R R to L Alpha
Choo Choo S 
Chuga Chuga S,TR 
Derailment S,TR 
Golden Spike  S,TR 
Loco Motion  S,TR 

1880 Wall East Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.90737, -103.47833 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Boots McGoots on Oct 4, 2013
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The is the Eastern most rock along the road. It is kitty corner to the sharp curve in the road. All routes are accessible for TR, all routes face S

Getting There 

Get to Indian Rocks via Old Hill City Rd. Park and walk 20 seconds.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 1880 Wall East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 1880 Wall East:
Golden Spike    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
Chuga Chuga   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
Loco Motion    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For 1880 Wall East

Loco Motion 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : 1880 Wall East
Climb the low angled slab up to the horizontal and steeper bolt line. Cruz move is moving over the second horizontal....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Carson Eisenbeisz
From: Pierre, SD
Jan 3, 2015
There seems to be quite a few newer routes on this wall that haven't made it on to Mountain Project yet. I recently climbed a route somewhere between Derailment and Chuga Chuga. It had some funky anchors up top; two bolts, one on top of the other with a single chain between the two and a rap ring on the bottom anchor. Anyone know what these newer routes are?

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