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Chessmen, The 
Horsethief Spire 
Playground, The 
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Centennial Trail Elk Creek TH to Alkali TH
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Bone Up
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Victoria Creek Trail
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Victoria's Secret C-Cup
Scenic singletrack through pine forest and along the rim of limestone cliffs. Near Colonial Pine Hills, South Dakota
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Horsethief Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Mucho Rock

Getting There 

244

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',6],['5.10',10],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horsethief Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horsethief Lake Area:
American Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   Primal Wall Area
Stiff Richard   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 75'   The Chessmen : Limp Richard
Spanky's Delight   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 95'   Horsethief Spire : Horsethief Spire West Face
Stairway to Heaven   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 95'   Horsethief Spire : Horsethief Spire West Face
Remnants of a Fine Woman   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Hidden Acres : Streaked Wall
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Featured Route For Horsethief Lake Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Bella Venetta goes up the sunny face to the right ...

Bella Venetta 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  SD : Horsethief Lake Area : ... : Horsethief Spire East Face
This outstanding route lies just to the right of the corridor used to access the West Face area. Steep and sustained, the Rushmore Guidebook refers to this as 'one of the best 45' sport routes in the area'. It is not to be missed!...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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