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Grade Route Gear style Quality Climber
Fri 21st Aug 2020 - Rapid City Area
The VC
5.12a Mogo Chaji Sport 21m Classic
JBruns
Wed 19th Aug 2020 - Spearfish Canyon
Big picture Big picture Wall
5.12a Quest for Fire Sport 8 Mega Classic
JBruns
Tue 18th Aug 2020 - Spearfish Canyon
Shadowlands Wall of wow
5.11d Tubular Sport 7 Classic
JBruns
Sat 14th Sep 2019 - Mount Rushmore
South Seas Shipyard Rock
5.8 Waves (aka Classic Waves) - with Larry Sport 55m Good
Rob Ehlert
5.7 Spilling Waves - with Larry Sport 18m, 5
Rob Ehlert
5.7 Surging Wave - with Larry Sport 18m, 5
Rob Ehlert
5.6 Not-So-Sweet - with Larry Trad
Rob Ehlert
Mon 12th Aug 2019 - Spearfish Canyon
The Mohican Indian Wars Wall
5.12a Blood Brother Sport 18m, 7
J. Luthy
5.12a Last Of The Mohicans Sport 14m, 7 Classic
J. Luthy
5.12a Orphans Of War Sport 15m, 7
J. Luthy
Sat 13th Jul 2019 - Needles
The Cathedral Spires
5.5 Spire 4 - with Last climb with Alex and Stevie, RIP Unknown Classic
@vmo
Tue 23rd Oct 2018 - Mount Rushmore
South Seas Sharks Fin
5.8 Shark Bait Sport 30m, 13
Clark McMaster
5.11- Shark Attack Sport 30m, 14 Good
Clark McMaster
Tue 23rd Oct 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Thunderhead
5.12a Ripsnorter Sport 7 Very Good
Clark McMaster
Tue 23rd Oct 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Butt Rocks Wall
5.12a Rebel Yell Sport 15m, 7 Mega Classic
Clark McMaster
Tue 23rd Oct 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Big Black Face
5.10c 5.10a Black Sheets of Rain Sport 10 Good
Clark McMaster
Wed 29th Aug 2018 - Needles
Sylvan Lake The Outlets
5.8 Classic Crack - with Taylor (Sylvan) Trad
Bob P
Sun 29th Jul 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Big Black Face
5.10a 5.9 Lost Ninja

After two false-starts and falls on pulling over the bulge off the slab, I got those moves and then the rest of the climb clean.

This was a noticeably harder route than either of the 5.10a we climbed at Sunshine that day (Suffering Succotash, Corn Route).

Sport 10 Very Good
David Gibbs
Sun 29th Jul 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Land of the Shorties
5.8 Sylvester Sidewalk Sport Good
David Gibbs
Sun 29th Jul 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Butt Rocks Wall
5.10a Corn Route

A lovely, but stiff route up an arete. A lot harder than Suffering Succutash.

Sport 18m, 7 Very Good
David Gibbs
Sun 29th Jul 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Bunny Slope
5.8 Jack Rabbit Sport 15m, 7 Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Rabbit's Foot

Seemed the hardest of the three 5.8s on Bunny Wall.

Sport 12m, 5 Good
David Gibbs
5.10a Suffering Succutash

Took one fall at the crux, figured out a sequence, then got it.

Sport 18m, 5 Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Bugs Bunny

Seemed soft for a 5.8, but fun climbing.

Sport 18m, 7 Very Good
David Gibbs
Sat 28th Jul 2018 - Spearfish Canyon
Skeletal Remains
5.9 Scar Face

Took a couple falls.

Sport 5 Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Liquid sunshine Sport 5 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Easy Like Sunday Morning Sport 3 Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Lone Johnny&His ten inch neck Sport 3 Average
David Gibbs
5.9 Plea Bargain

2 falls. Thuggy.

Sport 5 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.8 Preparation H

Took a fall at first bolt; looked around, lowered-off, then lead clean. So, call it a red-point.

Sport 4 Good
David Gibbs
5.6 Soiled Father dove

Only climb that felt spot-on for its grade at the crag. Most of the rest felt hard.

Sport 5 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.9 Walk in the Park Sport 5 Good
David Gibbs
Fri 27th Jul 2018 - Mount Rushmore
South Seas Borneo
5.8 Bolts For Bob Sport 15m Very Good
David Gibbs
Fri 27th Jul 2018 - Mount Rushmore
South Seas Shipyard Rock
5.8 Waves (aka Classic Waves)

Followed P1 (the crux), lead P2.

Sport 55m Classic
David Gibbs
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Mount Rushmore
South Seas Shipyard Rock
5.7 Spilling Waves Sport 18m, 5 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Surging Wave Sport 18m, 5 Very Good
David Gibbs
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Mount Rushmore
South Seas Sharks Fin
5.8 Shark Bait

Took one fall in the crux section, before trying easier beta a bit right of the bolt line, which choice seemed hard, but more consistent with 5.8 climbing than the direct line.

Sport 30m, 13 Very Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Shark's Breath

Good climbing.

Sport 30m, 10 Classic
David Gibbs
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Needles
The Cathedral Spires
5.3 Spire Two, East Face

Linked P1 and P2. Then had to retreat due to incoming thunderstorm -- pouring rain and hail by the time we'd finish rappelling.

1 5.3
2
Trad Classic
David Gibbs
Wed 25th Jul 2018 - Needles
Sylvan Lake The Outlets
5.7 Conn Diagonal (Conn Diagonal P1)

Backed off after pitch one because of spitting rain and rumbling thunder.

1 5.7
Trad Very Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Katey's Route Sport Good
David Gibbs
5.6 Don't Be Chicken Sport Good
David Gibbs
5.7 Lander Turkey Shoot Sport Very Good
David Gibbs
Wed 25th Jul 2018 - Needles
Middle Earth
5.7 Second Breakfast

Excellent!

Sport 35m, 14 Classic
David Gibbs
5.8 Waste Knot

A large (dinner plate size, but thicker) foothold broke off just above the first bolt. I fell, then re-climbed, choosing different beta.

Sport 40m, 8 Classic
David Gibbs
5.8 Morannon

A small foothold broke in the first move or two, landed on ground & restarted.

Sport 37m, 10 Very Good
David Gibbs
Tue 10th Jul 2018 - Needles
Photographers Peak/Aquarium Rock
5.3 Conn Route Trad
@vmo
Sun 8th Jul 2018 - Needles
The Cathedral Spires
5.5 Spire 4

Bailed off Pitch 2 due to time constraints. 5 hours climbing +16 hours driving = SD -> WI

Unknown
@vmo
Mon 21st May 2018 - Needles
The Cathedral Spires
5.3 Spire Two, East Face (Spire Two)

Lead first two pitches to reach North Crack on Balcony Point

- with Michał Sz
Trad Good
Ania
Sun 22nd Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
The Mohican Indian Wars Wall
5.12a Last Of The Mohicans

Super good. Reachy

- with Ethan
Sport 14m, 7 Classic
Gabe Grayum
Fri 20th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
The Mohican Indian Wars Wall
5.12b 5.12a Orphans Of War

Relentless. At least a letter grade harder than Mohicans or Blood Brother.

- with Ethan
Sport 15m, 7 Very Good
Gabe Grayum
Thu 19th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
The Mohican Indian Wars Wall
5.12a Blood Brother

My favorite of the 12a's here. Reachy. Stout for the grade.

- with Ethan
Sport 18m, 7 Mega Classic
Gabe Grayum
Tue 17th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Blue Sky Indecent Exposure
5.11c Indecent Exposure - with Ethan, Ulfi Sport 24m, 10 Classic
Gabe Grayum
Tue 17th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Blue Sky Iron Horse Wall
5.11a Derail

What is this? Definitely not a warm-up, super thin and hard on the fingers

- with Bernii, Ethan, Gabe Grayum
Sport 9m, 4 Don't Bother
Ulfi
5.10b Locomotive breath

Short and a thin start, not worth doing

- with Bernii, Ethan, Gabe Grayum
Sport 10m, 4 Average
Ulfi
Tue 17th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Blue Sky Indecent Exposure
5.11c Indecent Exposure

Very nice, tough start and then a bit run out but not too hard

- with Bernii, Ethan, Gabe Grayum
Sport 24m, 10 Very Good
Ulfi
5.11b Naughty Pillar

Roof is relatively easy on big jugs, no worries to clip the 3rd bolt and then easy terrain

- with Bernii, Ethan, Gabe Grayum
Sport 24m, 9 Good
Ulfi
Mon 16th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine First Walls
5.12a Upper Cut - with Ethan Sport 15m Very Good
Gabe Grayum
Sun 15th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Butt Rocks Wall
5.11b Euphamiah Beresford Memorial

Nice, a bit hard to read with the plethora of chalky holds

- with Bernii, Ethan, Ulfi
Sport 20m, 7 Very Good
Gabe Grayum
5.12a Rebel Yell

Pumpy and runout on the top half

- with Bernii, Ethan, Ulfi
Sport 15m, 7 Good
Gabe Grayum
5.10c 5.10a Corn Route

Not 10a

- with Bernii, Ethan, Ulfi
Sport 18m, 7 Average
Gabe Grayum
5.10a July 4th - with Bernii, Ethan, Ulfi Sport 23m, 10 Very Good
Gabe Grayum
Sun 15th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Light Bulb
5.11d Straight Outta GE

Super fun, reachy crux.

Sport 14m, 7 Classic
Gabe Grayum
5.11d Straight Outta GE

Hard start and one move dyno. I couldnt reach dyno:(

- with Ulfi
Sport 14m, 7
Bernii
Sun 15th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Attitude Wall
5.12a Dancing with Myself

Wow, super cool. Hard start with the roof and awesome moves higher up. Go right before the last bolt!

- with Bernii
Sport 23m, 10 Mega Classic
Ulfi
5.12a Dancing with Myself - with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan Sport 23m, 10 Classic
Bernii
Sun 15th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Butt Rocks Wall
5.10a Corn Route - with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan Sport 18m, 7 Good
Bernii
5.10c Simply Ravishing

Bolts are far:(

- with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 22m, 7
Bernii
5.10a July 4th

Super warm up.

- with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 23m, 10 Very Good
Bernii
5.11b Euphamiah Beresford Memorial - with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan Sport 20m, 7 Mega Classic
Bernii
5.11b Euphamiah Beresford Memorial

Super nice from bottom to top, just enjoy

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 20m, 7 Classic
Ulfi
5.10a Corn Route

Very nice, probably harder than graded

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 18m, 7 Very Good
Ulfi
5.10c Simply Ravishing

OK route, mostly pinches and side pulls with longer distances between the bolts and a run-out to the anchor

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 22m, 7 Average
Ulfi
Sat 14th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Big Black Face
5.11b 5.11a Cougar's Pupil

So fun

Sport Classic
Gabe Grayum
Fri 13th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Light Bulb
5.11d Straight Outta GE

Couldn't figure out the start and teh dyno to the right

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 14m, 7 Mega Classic
Ulfi
5.11d Straight Outta GE

Took a second go, super nice, Awesome moves higher up, lean left, lean right and up up up

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 14m, 7 Mega Classic
Ulfi
5.11a Goat`s Milk

Aahhh, last rout of the day, smaller and trickier than thought

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 13m, 6 Good
Ulfi
Fri 13th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Big Black Face
5.10a Black Sheets of Rain

Nice warm-up with a tricky roof passing

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 10 Good
Ulfi
5.10c Land Speed Record

Boriung start to a small crux and a nice finish

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 9 Good
Ulfi
5.11a Cougar's Pupil

Super nice, good pockets, cool moves

- with Bernii, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport Classic
Ulfi
5.10a Black Sheets of Rain - with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan Sport 10 Very Good
Bernii
5.10c Land Speed Record

Small pocket and high foot.

- with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport 9 Very Good
Bernii
5.11a Cougar's Pupil

Easy start, crimpy and reach 2 bolt

- with Ulfi, Gabe Grayum, Ethan
Sport Very Good
Bernii
Fri 13th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Prow
5.10d 5.10b The Sundance

Super polished and pumpy

- with Ethan
Sport Good
Gabe Grayum
Fri 13th Oct 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Big Black Face
5.10b 5.10a Black Sheets of Rain - with Ulfi, Bernii, Ethan Sport 10 Very Good
Gabe Grayum
5.10d 5.10c Land Speed Record - with Ulfi, Bernii, Ethan Sport 9 Good
Gabe Grayum
Tue 10th Oct 2017 - Needles
Bell Tower and Needle's Eye Gnomon Area Seashell
5.10d Just Getting in the Swings

Wow, this is weird climbing, run out and not the best rock but fun to be on top

- with Bernii
Sport Average
Ulfi
Thu 21st Sep 2017 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Big Black Face
5.9 Pakistani Route Sport 9 Classic
Cheddar
Mon 28th Aug 2017 - Needles
Bell Tower and Needle's Eye Needle's Eye Area Hitching Post
5.5 Hitching Post Trad 18m
@vmo
Sat 21st May 2016 - Needles
The Cathedral Spires
5.5 Spire 4 - with Michał Sz Unknown Classic
Ania
Sun 6th Jul 2014 - Mount Rushmore
Chopping Block
5.11d Twelve White Sticks

Powerful (and technical) arete encounter to amazing face slab to the top. What a great Paul Piana classic! #2go

Unknown Classic
Jon Shen
Tue 20th Aug 2013 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Butt Rocks Wall
5.11b Dr. Feelgood

Garbage. I suspect a hold has broken off...

Sport 15m, 9 Don't Bother
Joey Friedmann
Sat 17th Aug 2013 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Bunny Slope
5.8 Bugs Bunny Sport 18m, 7
bqgagliano
5.8 Rabbit's Foot Sport 12m, 5
bqgagliano
Sat 17th Aug 2013 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine The Butt Rocks Wall
5.11b Dr. Feelgood Sport 15m, 9
Daniel Schaeffer
Sat 17th Aug 2013 - Spearfish Canyon
Sunshine Bunny Slope
5.8 Rabbit's Foot Sport 12m, 5
Daniel Schaeffer
5.8 Bugs Bunny Sport 18m, 7
Daniel Schaeffer
5.8 Jack Rabbit Sport 15m, 7
Daniel Schaeffer
5.10a Suffering Succutash Sport 18m, 5
Daniel Schaeffer
5.10c Roger Rabbit Sport 20m, 9
Daniel Schaeffer

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