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Witch's Hat 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Joel McKillop and Mark Ellefson (Ground Up)
Season: Spring, Summer and Fall. Morning Shade. Afternoon Sun.
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Submitted By: BBQ on Oct 2, 2016

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Follow a series of cracks to the top. A good ole' time will be had once you enter a long, yellow brick road of wicked chimney moves that will have you placing your flying monkey hands and feet on three separate spires all at once. Get ready to realize that you are not in Kansas anymore.


Starts in a gully to the right of "I'm Melting". Witch's Hat is the most obvious weakness on the Witch's Hat Spire which sits lowest on the hill and across the gully from The Naked Rib.


No Bolts. Use a standard rack and bring long slings. Most people will rappel from the chains located on the top of the I'm Melting Spire which is just to the left of Witch's Hat. Climbers with 80 meter or 100 meter ropes will be able to rap down with just one rope. Climbers with 60 meter or 70 meter ropes will want to use two ropes to rap.

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By Mark Ellefson
From: Spearfish,SD
Oct 4, 2016

uphill from yellow jacket

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