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Climb Epic Stuff at Mt Rushmore, South Dakota
The overall plan: Polish up your cowboy boots because we're off to South Dakota to climb all over the Black Hills among other things. Top rope or lead, trad or sport. This trip will definitely require experience with outdoor climbing and you'll need to be comfy climbing 5.8 and higher, and definitely be competent in belaying. Lead ability would be useful but is not essential. Wednesday 22nd Fly into the Rapid City after a stop at Denver. There's loads of airbnb's to choose from and lots of motels in a variety of price ranges. Thursday 23rd Off to Mt Rushmore (http://www.mountainproject.com/v/mount-rushmore-national-memorial/106062228) to climb at the aptly named Needles Guidebook: https://www.amazon.com/Needles-Rushmore-Climbing-National-Memorial/dp/0981901689 I'm looking to start with a return to Chopping Block. We did it on the last day on the previous trip and it had some of the best climbing we'd encountered (a pity we were on dregs of muscles). Time to explore the rest of it while we're nice and fresh. Friday 24th Off to Spearfish Canyon and the VC https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105714282/spearfish-canyon Guidebook: https://www.amazon.com/Dakotas-Spearfish-Canyon-Dakota-Limestone/dp/1892540754 Skeletal Remains looks awesome, with something for everyone 5.4 to 12c 2x5.4, 5.6, 2x5.7, 3x5.8, 5x5.9, 5x10a, 10b, 10c, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12c Saturday 25th If you fancy climbing, there’s tons to do including popping across the border to face Devils Tower (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/devils-tower/105714267). Me, I’m going to 'rest' and do touristy things like go for a horseback ride and then amble around Deadwood itself. Sunday 26th A return to whichever of the areas was most fun or has stuff you didn't get round to trying. Monday 27th Have a nice breakfast and then roll home. And of course of an evening, eat, drink, rustle cattle, get into gunfights, pan for gold, and then try to outrun the posse they send after us Communications I’ll try to post stuff to the MeetUp if plans change, and also what rented vehicles to keep an eye out for. At the crags look for the 'Union Jack' painted climbing helmet and cammo trousers. Stuff to Bring Essentials: Harness, shoes, personal anchor, ATC/grigri, chalk bag. Helmet. Would be handy if you have them: Rope, quickdrawers, cams, nuts, chalk, anchors, slings and such.

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