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The Shaft Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.85829, -103.5389 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Apr 17, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: The Shaft viewed from the east.


This may or may not be the true Shaft spire. Very little is described about it but it appears to be in this vicinity. Any ideas or info is welcomed!

Getting There 

Located up from a saddle between two main masses in the Marina. Approximately 1/3 of a mile N of Little Devil's Tower. Solid hour hike from car.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: As viewed from the South.

The Shaft? 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  South Dakota : The Marina : ... : The Shaft
Climb up easy, low-angle chimney from the S. Wrap around spire and make belay behind spire on top of chockstones. Take crack with one pin to upper face with one star drive bolt. One more star drive is on top, but don't use this to belay ;).Hard to know what summit this truly is. John Evans is one of the first to climb back here, and this spire is one of the more eye catching. And Piana's map does show The Shaft as being located in this area. However, I don't believe he placed bolts. Or...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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