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Bull Rock Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jun 6, 2005


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Bull Rock has newer bolted lines on it, as well as a crack climb. The bolted lines here tend to be steep and juggy.

Getting There 

Bull Rock is one of the few rocks in South Seas located between the old dirt road and the highway. The easiest approach is to park at the main parking lot, and start walking on the old road. Take the first right turn trail which leads to the rock after only a few feet.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bull Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bull Rock:
Dirty Earnie   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Not Too Steep for my Lichen   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Bull Headed   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Dirty Earnie 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Bull Rock
From the little spur trail off the old road, this is the right most of 3 routes encounted immediately when reaching the rock. Climb the juggy water trough, with a crux at the first bolt. Interesting climbing involves jug hauling and even some chimney technique. Rap from Unknown 2's anchors, with one rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Peter Gram
From: Portland, OR
Jun 6, 2005
There are 3 new routes on this rock, all near each other facing the old road through South Seas. Does anybody know the route names or ratings for these climbs? I found them all to be really good additions to South Seas. The bolt placements were smart and the climbing enjoyable.
By Anonymous Coward
Jun 28, 2005
I felt all three climbs were 5.8 with good rock, but the middle one is poorly bolted and has ground fall potential at the second bolt. 3 stars left, 1 star middle and 2 stars right but all worth doing.
By Aaron Costello
From: Rapid City, SD
Oct 21, 2005
Is this rock part of Squirrel Alley? If not, can I get some more descriptive directions?

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