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Lead Fillings 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jun 8, 2003

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Lead Fillings is one of my favorite routes at Rushmore. To reach the route, scramble up slabs at the base of Child's Molar towards the obvious large chimney. Then descend slightly left to a small stance with a bolted line above it.

Follow the bolts (several, well protected) on the left side of the formation to a fixed anchor. Rap off with one rope off the back side.


bolts - not sure how many, but this climb is well protected

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By Kirtis Courkamp
From: Golden
Sep 20, 2012

Is this route pronounced lead like the metal.Or is it lead like I lead this climb and it was supper fun.
By The Flying Dutchman
Aug 11, 2013

In that context they are pronounced the same. Lead like the metal and who wants to take the LEAD are different
By adamD
Sep 2, 2014

There are two bolt lines at this belay spot. the one on the left is fillings. only 5-6 feet to the right is nitrous. choose carefully. :-)
By Nathan D Johnson
Sep 4, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Seemed harder than 5.9 to me. I'd say 10a-ish. Someone noted that they broke off a hold at the crux on Aug 1, 2015.

This is one of my favorite climbs in Rushmore. If you're here, do it.
By Ryan Emery
From: Black Hills, SD
Sep 1, 2017
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

In my honest opinion, this route is not very good and certainly does not receive 4 or even 3.5 stars. Throughout the entire route you see a lot of old scars, and just about all the holds (especially the ones you commit the most to) look like they are going to rip off. There are a lot better 5.9s to do in the area than this one.

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