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Baldy's Lil-Brother

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Fat Lady 
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Baldy's Lil-Brother Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.8941, -103.4624 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Joshua Dreher on Nov 1, 2007


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Baldy's Lil-Brother has some of the highest quality rock in the Mt. Rushmore region and a large quantity of problems V6 and up. Potential for new problems is still very available, especially highball problems with questionable landings: far left arete to the left of Outer Space (HARD!!!), far right side of the Bicep Wall (V4? Death Landing!), the entire face with Curt Love Problem on it, etc. Bring lots of pads.

Getting There 

Click "aerial photo" and then pull up on the map and a green pointer is right on the area.

Trails have not been established so please tread lightly. When hiking to the backside of Old Baldy (on your way to Irie Heights) you will come across a trail running perpendicular to the one you are walking on (this trail will eventually lead to the Organ Donor trail). Turn left on this trail and follow it (roughly 5-7 minutes) until you can see a large formation on your right(located another 70 or so yrd's past The Banshee Boulder) hidden high in the trees. If you head around the right side of the formation you will run into The Fat Lady area. If you go to the left side you should run into the Outer Space area. High, on the backside of this formation are the Mountain Top boulders.

When standing in front of the Fleshwound boulder while facing away from Old Baldy, the formation directly in front of you is Baldy's Lil-Brother.

If you have any questions about how to get there or about any of the problems, send me a message.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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