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Old Number 8 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike and Rusty Lewis-1987 Ground Up
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Jul 17, 2002

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climber just above the off-width crack

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Old Number 8 starts in the prominent crack just right of Way Cool Junior. The first bolt is high off the deck, but could be easily protected with trad gear though it isn't particularly hard here.

The crux is the bolted climbing above, and is fun Rushmore face climbing. Hopefully bolts have not been added to the easily protectable bottom of this route as some other Rushmore routes have recently been degraded with.


Draws, maybe a piece of small to medium gear for the timid(unless this has been retrobolted like several other routes at Rushmore)

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By Bob Archbold
Aug 15, 2002

This route was first climbed from the ground up by Mike and Rusty Lewis.
By Kai Segrud
Jan 9, 2006

I don't see how adding bolts to the bottom to make it safer degrades from the climbing. Not everyone has the money to buy a rack, especially beginning climbers(the ones likely to fall).

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