BETA PHOTO: These are the routes on the N side of Cleaver. Ten...
Cleaver is sandwiched in between Chopping Block and Meat Counter. The giant chockstone that hangs in this area is held up on the left by Cleaver. Although this rock isn't to large, it holds a few popular routes. Wisconsin Beef is a good 5.10, and then there is also a good unnamed 5.9 to its left.
Walk up the hill on a trail between Wrinkled Rock and Chopping Block until it is possible to head left. Walk around until you see the giant chockstone. Cleaver is to the left of the chockstone.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Cleaver
Tender Tips 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a SD
: Mount Rushmore National Mem...
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This route is very thin at times plus steepens up to just past vertical for a couple of body lengths. There are multiple cruxes with the true business being the exit moves from the steep headwall near the top. A nice dosage of both thin balancy type moves combined with steeper big hold/big move climbing. Nice position with a great summit view. ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD