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1. South Dakota 2,989 routes in Region

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Seasonality

Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 44.348944, -100.255837

1.1. Needles 510 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.843426, -103.548333

1.1.1. Photographers Peak/Aquarium Rock 2 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 43.843302, -103.558088

1.1.2. Bell Tower and Needle's Eye 72 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.840386, -103.553472

1.1.3. Moonlight Ridge 20 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

1.1.4. Switchbacks & Ten Pins 73 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 43.840746, -103.535846

1.1.5. The Cathedral Spires 35 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 43.847804, -103.534271

1.1.6. Bartizan Wall 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.1.7. Middle Earth 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing and Rock climbing

1.1.8. Sylvan Lake 268 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.845486, -103.564356

1.1.9. Valley View Dome 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.843604, -103.562769

1.1.10. Little Devils Tower Trail 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.846297, -103.555130

1.1.11. Picket Fence 19 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.851310, -103.531686

1.2. Mount Rushmore 814 routes in Crag

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.867432, -103.011857

description

Climbing in or close to the Mt Rushmore National Monument.

1.2.1. Wrinkled Rock 32 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.884471, -103.466403

1.2.2. Chopping Block 99 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.885737, -103.469305

1.2.3. Middle Marker Area 16 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 43.883183, -103.462090

1.2.4. Monster 12 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 43.883540, -103.462630

1.2.5. South Seas 123 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.886160, -103.466495

summary

Spires with a good collection of mostly-bolted routes from 5.6 to 5.13.

description

This is a set of spires that is just north-west of the monument boundary on SD 244.

approach

There is a pull-off on the right just as you exit the National Monument into the National forest, or you can drive a short distance farther up the road to the Wrinkled Rock NFS campground (climber's campground), park in the lot there and take the obvious trail back along the road to the climbing area.

where to stay

Wrinkled Rock Campground.

1.2.6. Breezy Point 90 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.897982, -103.009103

description

0.2 miles towards Hill City from Wrinkled Rock. Has picknick area parking.

approach

Hike west from end of parking lot.

1.2.7. Emancipation 89 routes in Sector

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.854494, -103.464409

1.2.8. Mount Baldy 218 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.883506, -103.453080

1.2.9. Voting Booth Boulders 5 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.881345, -103.462375

1.2.10. Olton's Shoulder 9 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.881328, -103.468756

1.2.11. The Visitor Center 18 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.875271, -103.457773

1.2.12. Border Wall Bouldering 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.887065, -103.443939

1.2.13. Magna Carta 84 routes in Sector

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.883324, -103.462760

1.2.14. Remington Dome 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.881330, -103.462375

1.2.15. Old Hill City Road 12 routes in Sector

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.907217, -103.479665

1.3. Palisades State Park 222 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing, Top roping and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.688961, -96.516939

1.3.1. South Wall 16 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.2. Harkor Tower 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.3. Rattlesnake-East Side 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.4. Beer Tower 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.5. Queen 7 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.6. King-South Side 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.7. King-Northeast Side 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.8. Chockstone Tower 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.9. Never Say Never 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.10. Positron 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Bouldering, Rock climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.686050, -96.524737

1.3.11. Bowling Alley Chimney 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Rock climbing

1.3.12. The MWC 9 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.691425, -96.515616

1.3.13. The Playground Boulder 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.690546, -96.514179

1.3.14. Bridge Boulder 8 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.688737, -96.518034

1.3.15. A Taste Of Fontainebleau 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.690329, -96.516675

1.3.16. X-Marks 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.690118, -96.514715

1.3.17. The Pig Boulders 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.688998, -96.517985

1.3.18. The River Boulder 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.687223, -96.520645

1.3.19. Katrina Boulders 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.690669, -96.515752

1.3.20. Sesame Street Bouldering 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.687943, -96.519736

1.3.21. Campground Bouldering Wall 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.692086, -96.514908

1.3.22. Sink Holes Boulder 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.692312, -96.514508

1.3.23. Balancing Rock 7 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing, Top roping and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.686340, -96.524422

1.3.24. King Rock 9 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.687772, -96.522060

1.3.25. Shady Acres 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.685964, -96.524863

1.3.26. Railroad Panorama 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.688236, -96.521940

1.3.27. Hobgoblin's Hideout 15 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.687641, -96.519695

1.3.28. Tower Of The Gods 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.687580, -96.520048

1.3.29. Great North Wall 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Top roping and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.689128, -96.518356

1.3.30. Galaxy Tower 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.686158, -96.524611

1.3.31. Swingset Cove 10 routes in Sector

Summary:
Top roping and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.687502, -96.523430

1.3.32. January Climb 7 routes in Sector

Summary:
Top roping and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.687354, -96.523746

1.3.33. King Chase Rock 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.686392, -96.525329

1.3.34. Bridge Routes 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.688964, -96.518112

1.3.35. Split Creek Cracks 9 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.690099, -96.514714

1.3.36. Golden Buttress 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.690126, -96.514706

1.3.37. Sesame Street Rocks 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.687717, -96.519465

1.3.38. Lone Ranger 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.686065, -96.525775

1.3.39. Wounded Noggin 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.690111, -96.514653

1.3.40. Scandinavia 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.687600, -96.521686

1.4. Spearfish Canyon 864 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.355485, -103.885205

1.4.1. Skeletal Remains 21 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

1.4.2. Botany bay 16 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.446779, -103.871944

1.4.3. Blue Sky 69 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.346768, -103.920419

approach

From the Savoy crossing continue about 1.5km in direction Cheyenne Crossing. Just after the bridge is a small pull-out on your right. Park there, cross the street and hike up the trail to the cliff (there is a wooden sign "Blue Sky"). Once up at the cliff you either take a right for Indicent Exposure or a left for all other sectors.

1.4.4. The Mohican 168 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.338460, -103.923724

1.4.5. Big picture 150 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.315695, -103.908752

1.4.6. Bob Buttress 13 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457824, -103.858893

1.4.7. The Dark Side 66 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.292365, -103.883146

1.4.8. Sunshine 168 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.295811, -103.889826

description

A perfect winter cliff where most sectors receive sun all day (the right side more than the left one). Some routes may have tree shade, depending on the season.

approach

Drive to Cheyenne Crossing (either from Spearfish through the canyon or from Lead and follow route 85 south west for about 1.8km. On the left you will see a pull-out with a small private bridge in the right corner. Park there (don't block the bridge!!), and choose one of several paths to the sectors across the street. The one leading to First Walls is just across the street and marked with a cairn. There are 2 more if you follow route 85 further to the south west that lead either to Butt Rocks Wall or Thunderhead (opposite of the next small bridge left across the river). There is a trail along the cliff linking all sectors.

1.4.9. The Danks 50 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.278082, -103.910522

1.4.10. Shadowlands 98 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.277824, -103.891314

1.4.11. Mile Marker 17 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.416801, -103.889164

1.4.12. Latchstrings 14 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.457811, -103.858874

1.4.13. Slip N Slide Boulders 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.375288, -103.916466

1.4.14. Roadler Boulder 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.437729, -103.875935

1.4.15. Bridalveil Area 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457785, -103.858892

1.4.16. Terminator Amphitheatre 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457825, -103.858901

1.4.17. Black Betty Wall 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457824, -103.858918

1.4.18. Hanna Road Crags 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.270927, -103.842068

1.4.19. 11th Hour Gulch 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457811, -103.858890

1.4.20. The Donut Shop 8 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457786, -103.858898

1.4.21. Oliver Twist 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457819, -103.858883

1.4.22. The Wall Of Oz 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.457818, -103.858858

1.4.23. Creekside Boulder 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.378737, -103.906106

1.5. Pierre 0 routes in Crag

1.6. Devil's Gulch Park 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.723610, -96.493557

1.6.1. Land Cove 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
Top roping and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.722659, -96.492289

1.6.2. Boulder Wall 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.722649, -96.492309

1.6.3. Inside Corner Store 5 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.722681, -96.492265

1.7. Rapid City Area 217 routes in Crag

Summary:
Bouldering, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 44.205343, -103.376229

1.7.1. Rock Maze 50 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.155857, -103.469560

1.7.2. Bone Collector 11 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.087762, -103.232254

1.7.3. Victoria Canyon Boulders 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.074096, -103.220459

1.7.4. Falling Rock 39 routes in Sector

Summary:
Sport climbing, Bouldering and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.050948, -103.363606

1.7.5. Experimental Forest 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 44.078993, -103.223003

1.7.6. Boxelder Forks 22 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.201593, -103.538716

1.7.7. Boxelder Butress 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.194985, -103.518199

1.7.8. Cliffs Of Dune 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.121176, -103.426781

1.7.9. Estes Creek 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.078994, -103.222978

1.7.10. The VC 42 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.039834, -103.333100

1.7.11. Bethlehem 12 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 44.283209, -103.474271

1.7.12. Meat Packing Plant 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
Bouldering, Top roping and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 44.086311, -103.243496

1.8. Iron Mountain 175 routes in Sector

Summary:
Bouldering, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.862050, -103.413545

1.8.1. Rubrick's Ridge Boulders 22 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.867860, -103.436094

1.8.2. Turtle Dome Boulders 21 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.869007, -103.436695

1.8.3. The Land Of The Way Too High Boulders 24 routes in Sector

Summary:
Bouldering and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.873117, -103.431685

1.8.4. Woodpecker Protrusion Boulders 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Bouldering and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.873104, -103.431674

1.8.5. Rubiks Ridge 11 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing, Sport climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 43.873090, -103.431707

1.8.6. 1st Pigtail Bridge Boulders 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.874392, -103.437661

1.8.7. Sledgehammer 8 routes in Sector

Summary:
Sport climbing, Trad climbing and Top roping

Lat / Long: 43.873101, -103.431696

1.8.8. New Domentions 8 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.850355, -103.445282

1.8.9. Raspberry Rocks 36 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.845381, -103.402077

1.8.10. The Big Gash 24 routes in Sector

Summary:
Sport climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.873121, -103.431684

1.8.11. Turtle Dome 11 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.873110, -103.431731

1.9. Horsethief Lake Area 85 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.880933, -103.497290

1.9.1. The Chessmen 50 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.884180, -103.501069

1.9.2. The Playground 23 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.875976, -103.487583

1.9.3. Primal Wall Area 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.899612, -103.473178

1.9.4. Horsethief Spire 6 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.887982, -103.481068

1.10. Elkhorn Peak 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.912263, -103.435130

1.11. Palmer Gulch 5 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.886086, -103.554516

1.12. Grizzly Bear Creek 5 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.856784, -103.509379

1.12.1. Portal Peak 1 route in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.857899, -103.514700

1.12.2. Old Roughie And Old Smoothie 1 route in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.860359, -103.514470

1.12.3. Sea Monster 1 route in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.858358, -103.514185

1.12.4. Torch 1 route in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.856300, -103.515485

1.12.5. Yellow Devil 1 route in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.858052, -103.514987

1.13. Lightning Creek 11 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.777384, -103.765114

1.13.1. Bouldering 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.752211, -103.761867

1.13.2. Voltage Wall 5 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.752212, -103.761877

1.13.3. Tsunami Wall 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.801288, -103.762389

1.14. Wind Cave National Park 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.606496, -103.421426

1.14.1. Pigtail Boulders 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.609539, -103.493448

1.14.2. Earl's Crag 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.579181, -103.500976

1.14.3. Cold Spring Area 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.579265, -103.486438

1.14.4. Beaver Creek Area 1 route in Sector

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.584274, -103.489160

1.15. Custer 49 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 43.788309, -103.519161

1.15.1. American Outlaw Boulders 15 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.778424, -103.553584

1.15.2. The Swamp Boulder 4 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.806906, -103.490179

1.15.3. Bonanza Road Boulders 2 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.785543, -103.614745

1.15.4. The Playhouse Boulders 7 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.801873, -103.435375

1.15.5. Grace Basin 21 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.793502, -103.360270

1.16. Redbird Canyon 8 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Sport climbing

Lat / Long: 43.836706, -103.988136

1.17. The Marina 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 43.863199, -103.547707

1.17.1. The Harbor 4 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.860123, -103.536791

1.17.2. Yellow Bird Area 2 routes in Sector

Summary:

Lat / Long: 43.860808, -103.545847

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