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Horseshoes and Hand Grenades 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Kevin Bein '80
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Submitted By: Eric Krantz on May 31, 2004

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Get there: From Sylvan, got through the tunnel and park immediately on the left. Walk uphill (on the path) for maybe 200 feet until you come to a large right-facing dihedral with 2 huge ferny cracks in the inside corner (one on each side of the dihedral). Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is the finger crack 5 feet to the left of the corner.

Climb it: Rack up some small cams and nuts and climb to the bolted anchors & chains which you'll find on the ledge above the crack. This climb is consistent 5.11 all the way, with good but small finger jams and a few face holds on either side. The crux for me (on toprope) was about 1/3 the way up.


Small nuts and cams.

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By Andy Busse
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 4, 2004

Has anybody heard if Larry Shaffer's guidebook is out yet or what the status of it is?
By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Jun 19, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13

Prepare for some finger licking good on this Needles classic. Short, stout and technical not too mention a bit physical. An assortment of small brass nuts, small to medium stoppers, plus cams small to thin hand sized make for an adequate rack. Go do it... Just remember close only counts in "Horseshoes & Hand Grenades".
By Mark Rafferty
From: Rapid City,SD
Sep 25, 2016
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13

Badass Line. Great for early cold mornings. Gets blasted in the sun with almost no wind. If you have chubby fingers like me be prepared to really push to get those tips in.

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