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Reef 2

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Ankles Away T 
Coral Reef T 
Middle Age Sex S 
New Number 9 S 
Pre-marital Sex S 
Short Rib S 
X Marks The Spot T 
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Reef 2 Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 18, 2002

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This is the first system of rocks directly behind Reef #1. Its west face is tightly squeezed up next to the minor formation behind Reef #1. There is a few fun routes on it, most notably New Number Nine, and Ankles Away (on the subsummit called X Marks the Spot). This formation is rather complicated with gullies and several highpoints. The main summit is to the northwest, and "X Marks the Spot" is the steep, narrow fin of rock on the southeast part of the formation. Also, another minor summit in between on the east face has a route named Coral Reef on it.

Getting There 

From South Seas' sign-in, take a left on the old road. Follow it until the same turnoff used for Reef #1, which is a right turn after passing all of the minor rock formations. Follow this for a short while, passing Reef #1. Reef #2 has climbs on all faces, and some approaches require squeezing through tight gullies.

Climbing Season

For the South Seas area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Reef 2

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Reef 2:
Coral Reef   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
X Marks The Spot   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 35'   
Ankles Away   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: x marks the spot

X Marks The Spot 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Reef 2
On west face start to the left of roof. Climb up the flake / crack to where it forms a "X" and bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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