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January Climb Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Sam Smolnisky on Feb 27, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: A few routes on January climb Sam Smolniskyphoto


This is a South facing rock formation over the water. Access to the top is from the railroad side of the formation. Most of the climbing is top site managed.

Getting There 

Take the King and Queen trail and follow the trail through the King and Queen area. Continue on the trail as it moves uphill until you get to a clearing (swingset cove) and take the loose rock gully leading down to the river. Stay to the right and head up to the top of January climb. If leading, follow gully down to the river and traverse out onto the rocks skier's right and traverse downstream.

Climbing Season

For the Palisades State Park area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sam Smolnisky Photo

Shadow 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  SD : Palisades State Park : January Climb
A great climb that is overhanging and fairly sustained. Carefully if you fall because you'll swing into the other side of the chimney. Speaking of, the back wall is off to keep the grade true....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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