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This is one of the best boulders in South Dakota. John Gill apparently thought so too, and established a slew of classic lines on it. The imposing yellow wall has great highballs with bolted toproping anchors for mortals. Hard mantle problems, fun flakes, dicy edging, and delicate friction can all be had on this classic piece of stone.

Getting There 

Walk along the trail on the side of Sylvan Lake opposite the general store. After a few minutes walk, look uphill at the huge boulder. This is it.

Climbing Season

For the Outlets area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Campground Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Campground Boulder:
Free Aerial   V1- 5-     Boulder, 15'   
North Mantle   V2-3 5+     Trad, Boulder, 14'   
Central Yellow Wall   V3 6A R     TR, Boulder, 20'   
Classic Corner   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   
Left Yellow Wall   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   
Gill and I   V9-10 7C+     Boulder   
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Left Yellow Wall V4 6B  SD : Custer State Park : ... : Campground Boulder
In the Ament book about Gill, Master of Rock, there is a photo of Gill on the left side of the face with the caption "Harder Variation of the Yellow Wall" or something like that. Move up on ever smaller holds with ever bigger moves until you hit the thank God jugs near the topout. Classic! Also shown in Friction Addiction. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Jonathan Williams
From: Minneapolis
Apr 17, 2008
Anybody know where the "Outlet Boulder" with the classic V5/V6 sloping layback boulder problem is located? I walked all over Sylvan without happening upon it. I don't see it it listed.

rockclimbing.com has it listed but locates it "between the outlets" which means nothing to me. Thanks! JW
By John Lloyd Andersen
Sep 8, 2016
The Outlet boulder is accessed most easily by following the Sunday Gulch trail (starts just behind the dam) clockwise. Once the trail curves right and heads into some larger rock, walk up the gully between the outlets and it is notched right between the two. You will see a slab on your right that is bolted and heavily polished from the guiding that regularly uses it - go about 20 yards past this up the gully.

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