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onarunning

Trad climber
Duluth, MN
Mar 10, 2010 - 10:58pm PT
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It's one of my favorite places in the world. The area is pretty magical. No wonder the Lakota consider it the center of the world. The climbing can be terrifying though.
onarunning

Trad climber
Duluth, MN
Mar 10, 2010 - 11:05pm PT
Leading on a blustery day in may:
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And Sylvan Lake is pretty cool.
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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2010 - 11:19pm PT
Did you see that AWFUL movie - a few years old - that Sylvan Lake was in? The characters when under the lake or something. Man, it was bad. But it was fun seeing these areas in the movie.

onarunning

Trad climber
Duluth, MN
Mar 10, 2010 - 11:21pm PT
Haha I did see that. National Treasure 2, I think? I got really excited for the ten seconds where they showed the area, even though they put Sylvan Lake right behind Mt. Rushmore...
tarek

climber
berkeley
Mar 10, 2010 - 11:53pm PT
bump
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2010 - 12:30am PT
Ah, that's right - National Treasure II. It was clear that Nicholas Cage was in financial dire straits because he took that role. Wow was it a really, really stupid movie!

Weeeee!
Weeeee!
Credit: Crimpergirl
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 11, 2010 - 12:48am PT
Anyone interested in a little Needles lore might perhaps enjoy my
"trip report" about the "first ascent" of the Needles Eye.

I spent many weeks in August there with various climbers, primarily our beloved Bob Kamps. I always used to go there, ostensibly for rest and recuperation, after spending several weeks in the back country, either the Wind Rivers with a side trip to the Tetons, or the Bugaboos. Whatever the the Needles lacked in size or remoteness was made up by the maze-like character of the formations and the adventurousness of the climbs---a truly magical place.
onarunning

Trad climber
Duluth, MN
Mar 11, 2010 - 12:51am PT
One more picture:
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I cant wait to get back there this summer!
IntheFog

climber
Mostly the next place
Mar 11, 2010 - 10:04am PT
Just what the doctor ordered for those who are stuck in front of computers on Thursday morning.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Mar 14, 2010 - 04:02am PT
My bro following Eyetooth with some sweet cracks behind him on Spire 4
My bro following Eyetooth with some sweet cracks behind him on Spire 4
Credit: mike m
The super fun Wiessner Route on Inner Outlet done in the 30's.
The super fun Wiessner Route on Inner Outlet done in the 30's.
Credit: mike m
spire 5 with spire 6ish in the background
spire 5 with spire 6ish in the background
Credit: mike m
Pratt's crack on Photogropher's
Pratt's crack on Photogropher's
Credit: mike m
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 29, 2010 - 12:28am PT
Cerberus (Tricouni Nail)



Rob Nob's Spire



Sore Thumb



Needle's Eye

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2010 - 12:32am PT
Yay! Great stuff.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 29, 2010 - 12:47am PT
Where are the pics of all of the climbers on "Vertigo"? ;-)
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Mar 29, 2010 - 12:51am PT
I have never been to that part of the country, looks awesome. Thanks!
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Mar 29, 2010 - 01:19am PT







mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 6, 2010 - 05:38pm PT
Below Harney
Below Harney
Credit: mike m
Needles bump
Sex Never did this to my Hands
Sex Never did this to my Hands
Credit: mike m
Eyetooth from Spire 5
Eyetooth from Spire 5
Credit: mike m
Spire Two and Spire One from the Wicked Picket
Spire Two and Spire One from the Wicked Picket
Credit: mike m
Picket Fence
Picket Fence
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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2010 - 06:02pm PT
Mike M - is the weather getting nice there? Can't wait for the warmth to show in the Black Hills!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 6, 2010 - 06:24pm PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
I was in the central hills yesterday and there was about 6 inces of new snow, but we did have some days in the 70's last week. I am sure around rushmore there is not a lot of snow, but unsure about the higher needles. Seems like Febrary and March are nicer than April and May around here. It has been snowing off and on all day today.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 6, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
Thanks for the great photos . . . brings back some really good memories!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 6, 2010 - 07:04pm PT
John, did you ever do any bouldring around Nemo in the central Black Hills?
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