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Flamingo Drinker 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Equip Paul Piana, FA Chris Hirsch, 10/2015
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Oct 28, 2015

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Description 

One of Piana's last, hard projects. Ascends the overhanging west arete that can be seen from many vantages. The real crux is working the feet and keeping balance. Would get more stars if the rock was better. First two hangers are missing.

Location 

Hike along Olton's N side staying tight to the cliff. Belay from a scenic schist perch. I think a 60m would get you down??

Protection 

Bolts
Cold shut anchor


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By Mike Housiaux
Administrator
From: Rapid City
Feb 25, 2016

Nice work man! I thought this was "climbed" before? or a claim i know. Anyone know the story on this? Either way sweet!
By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Feb 29, 2016

Huh. Where did you hear this?
By harrison t
From: Black Hills, SD
Mar 1, 2016

Word is Hellen Keller onsighted it a while back... 12c was the suggested grade I believe
By Mike Housiaux
Administrator
From: Rapid City
Mar 4, 2016

in passing around the sametime a few years ago I asked what route it was. Just here say. I'm sure you got it. If you haven't heard anything then its probably accurate. As for Harrisons Comment above: Helen Keller followed it she wanted to work it ON-SITE but couldn't.
By harrison t
From: Black Hills, SD
Mar 5, 2016

Wrong again

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