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Submitted By: Steve Mestdagh on Sep 11, 2002  with updates from Carl Schaefer
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The Cavity is a fun area w/ short mostly bolted routes of easy to difficult grades. Some of these are well bolted. Rap anchors top most if not all routes. I believe there is a scramble route to the top on the left ridge as viewed from between Toy Boat and Cavity. These routes have the potential to be gang top-roped. Please be considerate of other climbers.

Getting There 

With respect to the old road, this is the rock on the far side of Toy Boat. Please see Borneo rock for the approach description to Toy Boat.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cavity

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cavity:
Stormy Night   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tranquil Evening   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Afternoon Thunder   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Cavity
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Tranquil Evening 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Cavity
There are 4 bolted routes on the side of Cavity rock facing Toy Boat. This is the 2nd from left as facing the wall. Climb a devious face to an overhang. Crank the overhang and figure out how to reach the bomber crack above. Probably more difficult for us short people. One more tricky move after the crack. Anchors on top. This is quite the cool short climb. It has a number of cruxes which are all overcome by using a different style....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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