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Campground Boulder  


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Description 

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



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['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',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'   
Left Yellow Wall   V4 6B     Boulder, 18'   
Classic Corner   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   
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Sending the Central Yellow Wall

Central Yellow Wall V3 6A SD : Custer State Park : ... : Campground Boulder
The Central Yellow Wall is a classic must-do problem. The Yellow Wall is the highest wall of the boulder and it faces towards Sylvan Lake. Look for a large lieback flake in the center of the face. This is the problem. Also, as with many other Gill problems, a small painted arrow can be found. The problem is only vertical, but requires excellent footwork. ...[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