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Spice Route 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Solon/Solon
New Route: Yes
Season: South facing - ok warm winter, and super hot full summer mid-day.
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Submitted By: the museum on Sep 9, 2015

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From the old road, 30 yards south of the sign in, ...

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Start in alcove below an OW on the SW side of Sharks Fin. Climb the OW to a sloping area thru a large chimney structure below the brief hand crack. Stem/jam/grab and grab for jugs at the crack. Squeeze to the top of a small tower on the left. Make a brief face move to the tower top. Belay on the opposite side at Captain Hook.


From the sign in across from Boxcars on Sharkstooth, head like you are going to Sharksbreath/Sharkbait. Instead of heading down the narrow gully, go left on a ledge between two small towers and when the ledge turns right just below Captain Hook, stop, and look up. The alcove is right in front of you, just past a pine tree. If you pass Captain Hook, you went too far.


#3-5 Camalots, a couple .4-.5 Camalots, #5-7 Tricams work especially an orange at the top of the splitter crack, a few stoppers and a few runners for flakes and the column top, and a wire for the very top move. No bolts, except at the anchor.

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By the museum
From: Rapid City, SD
Sep 9, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: View from the start of the climb.
View from the start of the climb.
By the museum
From: Rapid City, SD
May 5, 2016

After some ascents it seems like there are some crystals are missing. the museum

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