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Scary Larry 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 280'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R [details]
FA: Larry Shaffer
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on May 14, 2017

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This intimidating, forgotten line would make a perfect representation of what most people think of the needles; Terrifying. Very little was known about this route so I'm guessing at where the first pitch went exactly but seems like a logical assumption.

1) 5.11+ 130'
Begin up the Conn Diagonal and branch off into a black flared seam about halfway up. Gear is finicky but good. Belay at bolted anchor at large horizontal.

2) 5.11+R 140'
Traverse further right on ledge to the first bolt. Pull a couple thin moves (crux) to easier but super run-out climbing. Each bolt is near impossible to spot from the previous. Bring slings for horns and micro gear to supplement the 4 bolts in 40m. Refer to the topo to see exactly where this pitch climbs.


Single rack to #3 plus offset cams
4 bolts
1 pin
Bolted anchor (no chain)

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By Mike Housiaux
From: Rapid City
May 15, 2017

I've done the first pitch of this climb always wondered what it was.

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