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Unemployment Line 

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

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Biddick et al.
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall.
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Submitted By: BBQ on Oct 12, 2014

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A super fun mixed route to the immediate left of Goldline (Stisser, D. & Mayer, C.)

The current state of Mountain Project confuses this line with another bolted line located to the climbers' right of the route known as Goldline. I believe Whiteline is totally bolted. Unemployment line is nice because it has more gear placements than most of the other routes on the Goldline formation.

The Unemployment Line may not be all that fun to sit in, but it is a hella fun climb if you are looking for a route with a fair amount of exposure and bomber gear placements that can be made at good rests. This route offers a bit more variety of movement than the crimp to crimp style of Goldline and will be guaranteed to make the average Joe kind of climber feel like a rock star.

Recommended Reference Since Mountain Project is so Full of Lies and Misinformation:
Needles: A Mini Climbing Guide to Custer State Park - Black Hills, SD.


Park at the Moonlight Ridge parking lot and head across the road to the faint climbers' trail. Walk around the Bell Tower mass on the Kamps Crack side and walk past Summer Loving. Locate Goldline have fun.


Bring quickdraws, shoulder length slings and a standard rack with a focus on cams within the 0.5 to 3 range. Shares bolted anchors with Goldline.

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