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Kevin's Influences 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Top Roped By: Kevin Bein & Barb Devine; Equipped and First Led By: Brent Kertzman & Mike Miller
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Sep 23, 2002

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This route is the leftmost bolted route on Rubik's Ridge.It climbs the large bolted overhang on the northwest end of the crag. This is in the obvious cave like feature on the formation directly behind where you park. This area offers great bouldering on rainy or snowy days. Some people even boulder up a couple of bolts before bailing. This route has huge jug holds for the beginning. At the bulge expect some smaller crystal pinching and crimps. Anchor is just out of sight above the bulge. There is also a TR 5.13 that goes through the middle that Kevin Bein did refered to as the "Direct".


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By Caleb Hansen
From: Rapid City
Aug 30, 2006

Can the anchors be reached for toproping without leading it first? Thanks
By jpferb Ferber
Aug 13, 2009

Caleb, the anchors can be acessed with out leading it first. The actual anchors (chains) for the route can be rapped to from a set of bolts located near the top, that can be reached via an easy scramble. You have probably already figured this out or gave up since your post was three years ago but i figured id put my two cents in since i just found out last weekend.
By Jakob Whittle
From: black hawk, sd
Apr 6, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Just got back on this route the other day after not being on it for about a year and a half, and it felt 12a. Just my opinion though. I think the moves following the schist section are 12a.
Definitely an amazing route, and a must do! Good work Brent!

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