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Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes T 

Kara Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,218'
Location: 43.88504, -103.46585 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Mar 29, 2015
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Description 

First summited in 1971 by Dennis Horning and Doug Quiett. Currently houses 3 routes.

Getting There 

This is the tallest spire of the cluster, and closest to the road.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kara

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kara:
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Kara
Ascend the steep, colorful side of the spire up a pumpy crack straight into the desperate, exposed headwall. Begin by scrambling up dirty choss to the first bolt at about 30'. Cast off into the overhanging schist band then enter the crack and make a hard placement to avoid the ledge below. Traverse crack out left until bolt can be reached. Try your best to rest before tackling the thin, tricky crux. The upper headwall is harder than it looks. Going for the last bolt and the anchors have huge rid...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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