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Mickey Mouse Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.88233, -103.50342 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Mar 29, 2017
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This unassuming summit is among the short list of hardest spires in the Hills. Tucked away in a gully in the backcountry, this bold treasure was a landmark ascent in Needles history.

Getting There 

Hike up Pine Creek. Before reaching the tight rock gully on the NW corner of the Chessmen take a wide and steep gully to the south. Mickey Mouse is the short spire halfway up on the right. Solid hour from the car.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Mickey Mouse 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Mickey Mouse
Aside from Cleveland's Superpin route, 8 years prior, there had not been another 5.11 lead achieved in the Needles before this ascent. The free ascent of End Pin was to follow a month later (which has now settled at 10+).The route takes a crystal trough protected by three spaced bolts. Bringing supplemental gear is nearly futile. Get the first bolt clipped by stemming off of the boulder then start off the ground. The crux is in the first 10-15'. Sustained ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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