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Raid Peak-South Buttress,East Face 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 16 pitches, 1700', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Steve Arsenault-John Bouchard
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Submitted By: stephen arsenault on Sep 13, 2013

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I believe this is Raid and the route starts at the...


This is an old route, but I wanted to include it here, since it is one of the longest free climbs in the range.


The obvious long buttress on Raid, looking up the valley from Ambush Peak. The route starts about 50 feet to the right, from the lowest point of the rock, near the lake.


When we did it back in 1972, there were long run-outs, but with modern cams, I've been told the pro. is adequate. No bolts were placed on the 1st ascent.

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By Mike McNeil
From: Spearfish, South Dakota
Sep 13, 2013

Awsome Steve I am still disappointed we did not try this route on our last day a couple of years ago. It looks as though you could probably go a lot of different ways as there are a lot of options. I will try to post up a photo if I can find them this afternoon. Did you guys do it this year?

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