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As the Skin Thins 

Pain Staker Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Zach Keeney on Jul 5, 2009
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Park on the side of the tunnel bypass road (this is the paved road that intersects 16 A at the top of the hill near Turtle Rock area). Walk south (parallel with 16 A) over a hill approximately 300 meters. Turn right (west) and walk another 150 or so meters passing a large boulder with lots of problems.

Climbing Season

For the Iron Mountain area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

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As the Skin Thins V4-5 6B+  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Pain Staker
This is an excellent problem for the grade. Sit start in the sloping crack. Smear the left foot and push on a good crystal with the right foot. Pull up and reach around way left for a really good hold. Reposition the body and slap higher up on the sloping crack with the right hand. Heal hook in the crack and bump the right hand to a good crimp. Move the left hand to a good crimp consisting of a row of crystals. Make sure to get the thumb catch. Then reach really high to a right hand crimp also c...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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