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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: John Gunnels on Apr 28, 2006

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Follow the bolt line just right of Birth Control. Typical Needles runouts... however the bolts are just where you need them. Nice moves to shared anchors with Inner Course.


4 or 5 bolts

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By joelhagan Hagan
From: Rapid City, SD
Oct 4, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I didn't think 8 bolts in 80 feet of climbing was run out at all (maybe somebody added some since 2006 when John posted this). Enjoyable/consistent 5.8 climbing the entire route.
By Tim Robinson
From: Custer, SD
May 20, 2014

Accidentally climbed this instead of Inner Course. This route is not 5.4. Pretty fun climb with crux near the middle and eases up towards the top. Possible to place gear at the crack near the top if you wanted to.

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