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Rubiks Ridge Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Rubik's Ridge is the fairly large rock on the east side of the road. The bottom of the rock tends to have overhangs or roofs on most of its west face. Routes include tough bolted routes (5.12 and up) and moderate to difficult gear protected cracks.

Getting There 

Find a faint trail on the east side of the road. Walk uphill for a minute to the base of the rock. The first rock encountered has a large overhanging band of schist at the bottom. Other routes are found by contouring to the right.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rubiks Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rubiks Ridge:
Kevin's Influences   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin's Influences

Kevin's Influences 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Rubiks Ridge
This route is the leftmost bolted route on Rubik's Ridge.It climbs the large bolted overhang on the northwest end of the crag. This is in the obvious cave like feature on the formation directly behind where you park. This area offers great bouldering on rainy or snowy days. Some people even boulder up a couple of bolts before bailing. This route has huge jug holds for the beginning. At the bulge expect some smaller crystal pinching and crimps. Anchor is just out of sight abov...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 23, 2002
Kevin's Influences (aka: A Piece of Schist) 5.11d - Left most bolted route on Rubik's Ridge.Look for a large overhang with bolts.Get some!F.A. Tope Rope: Kevin Bein & Barbara Devine 1980Bolted and First led by: Brent Kertzman & Mike Miller 1992

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