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The Shaft (Trail 4 Ice Flows)
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The Shaft 


Type:  Trad, TR, Ice, 60'
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: first led : Michael Madsen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Aug 19, 2013

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The standard route starts in the middle and follows up the middle of the flow on good seasons. If you get the chance don't pass this fun flow up. The pillar beginning is really fun.


middle of pillar


ice screws

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By Mike Madsen
From: Rapid City
Dec 9, 2013

This was a result of a late wet season with lots of snow and lots of sunshine. Living at Sylvan I literally watched this thing grow until I thought it might be climb able. On the climb I broke the first 10 feet yikes! It grew back 2-3 days later. Usually appears mid winter- spring. There are multi pitch ice mixed climbs up by Sylvan. I have seen them!! Good luck!
By Mike Madsen
From: Rapid City
Mar 13, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Late April this is after hot weather sometimes thi...
Late April this is after hot weather sometimes this flow is in solid this time and sometimes it looks like this.
By Dave Molash
From: Rapid City, SD
Nov 16, 2015


Could you elaborate on these multipitched ice routes near sylvan? I've heard of none.

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