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Rest and Relaxation 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bob and Tammi Archbold 2000
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Submitted By: Wilson On The Drums on Jun 7, 2012

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Mason Nearing the Top of R & R

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Description 

I would first like to thank Andrew Busse and Andrew Burr for the incredible work they put into the new Rushmore guidebook. Without they're time and energy I may have always wondered about this great route. They're efforts will open the horizon for climbers of the Black Hills and everyone so lucky that gets to climb on its unique granite structures.

Scramble up the low angle ramp to gain the first bolt, you will then encounter the crux down low. A well protected sequence (going through 2 more bolts) of crimps and sidepulls will get you to some nice big holds. Use these to pull on and up into a crack/seam. From there climb through three more bolts, each slightly more spaced out than the last. Finally a short runout on easier climbing will lead you to some big jugs and the narrow topout. Very fun route! Great alternative for Boxcar's and Airplanes. Albeit harder, it is better protected and can be easily toproped after it has been lead.


Protection 

Well protected with three bolts within the crux of the climbing and an additional three after that (6 total). 2 bolt anchor with rappel chains.


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Rock Climbing Photo: 3 bolts down load and 3 more going up to the top. ...
3 bolts down load and 3 more going up to the top. ...

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By Tristan Bradford
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Jun 20, 2015

Some good bolts, mostly BAD bolts

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