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Lightning Rod Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,425'
Location: 43.8473, -103.5332 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Jun 17, 2013
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Shorter spire than it's immediate neighbors but still a worthy summit. Originally done by the Conns in 1953. Also holds a great 5.11.

Getting There 

Stands right in front of Thunder Rock. You could say this is the southern most spire in all of the Cathedrals.

Climbing Season

For the Cathedral Spires area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

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