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Grotto Rock Climbing 

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The Grotto is the name of the primary rock at West World.

Getting There 

Follow directions as described in the West World climbing area.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Don't Shoot, I'm Only the Belayer 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Grotto
This route is the rightmost of the four routes on this wall. Start up a finger/thin hand crack from the ledge at base of route. Upon the termination of the crack follow the bolted line to the anchors. Prepare to dig deep into your quiver of techniques for this route. The story behind the name is as follows. Burt Lindquist was belaying Brent on top rope to mark bolt positions. Brent summited and was preparing to lower and drill bolts. A NPS ranger came driving down the now gated road about the ti...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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