IRON MOUNTAIN ROAD

IRON MOUNTAIN:

Iron Mountain offers great bouldering and is secluded from the rest of the Rushmore area. Expect to be the only one here on the weekdays. Granite bouldering with different areas that have been developed and redeveloped years later. Great problems from warm ups to hard man problems. There area is divided into 3 main areas: Iron Mountain Roadside, The Land of The Way Too Highs, The Grizzly Creek Boulders and The Woodpecker Boulders. This area was developed in the late 70s and 80s by Brent Kertzman, Mark Jacobs, Greg Parker, David Asscherick and in the early 2000s Dan Dewell, Chuck Fryberger, Will Lemaire, Justin Jaeger and Chip Phillips.

Iron Mountain Roadside:

These Boulders are surrounding the highway area. They are a 5 minute walk from the car and offer many problems close by. A few highballs, warm ups and a few hard problems make this ideal for someone looking to boulder and not have much time or wanting to stay close to the car.

A. FACE OF EVER CHANGING FACES ( METAMORPHIC TRAVERSE)

1.) V1

2.) V2

3.) V2 AERIAL

B.) THE TESTPIECE BOULDER

1.) GRUNGE LUNGE V0

Lunge on the east face.

First Ascent: Brent Kertzman 1981

2.) SAP SUCKER V0

Start right of the ponderosa and move through the overhang.

First Ascent: Brent Kertzman 1980

3.) THE RIB ROUTE V0***

Rib like feature on the south face. Fun and a great warm up.

First Ascent: Dave Larsen 1979

4.) JEFF LAWLER ROUTE V0

Start out on the Rib Route but move up and right through the bulge.

First Ascent: Brent Kertzman 1979

5.) MURRARY ROUTE LEFT VARIATION V6/7

Start the same as for The Murrary Route and move up and left on crystal holds.

First Ascent: Mark Jacobs 1984

6.)MURRARY ROUTE ORIGINAL V7/8

Unrepeated the way Murray did it. Which involved a full cut loose dyno to the hold. Most parties static now due to the key foothold being broke.

First Ascent: Bob Muirray 1980

7.) MURRARY ROUTE STATIC V7***

Same route as above only Static.

First Ascent:Brent Kertzman 1983

8.) JURY OF PEERS V2***

Right arête on the south face. Fun good clean holds and fun top out.

First Ascent: Dave Larsen 1979

9.) JUDGES CHAMBERS V3

To the right of Jury of Peers starts low and works a series of small holds to the top.

First Ascent: Brent Kertzman 1981

10.) MIKEYS MANTLE V1***

One move mantle on the northwest overhang. pull up on the overhang and mantle.

First Ascent: Mike Miller 1978

2 thoughts on “IRON MOUNTAIN ROAD

  1. Hey! Thanks for the good resource. Wondering if you would consider adding directions to areas at some point? I believe I remember that when I first stumbled across this site, that the possibility of making this a guide was rumored? I’m from Rapid City originally, though I live and boulder in Portland now. Going to be moving back in a year or so though and am excited to get out in the Hills! My dad and uncle took us too roping growing up, so it will be cool to be back! I even think my uncle (Mike Miller) even has an FA in here! Thanks again!

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    1. Hey Lance,
      Sorry for the late response somehow i missed this! Yes, Will be updating the site more and more. I am in the process of writing the bouldering guide. Iron Mountain is a wonderful place. Mike Miller has plenty of FAs at Iron Mountain rope and bouldering. Let me know if you need specific information before i update certain pages. Would love to help you out on your endeavours. Thanks for following!

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