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Meat Counter Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.88522, -103.469 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jun 30, 2002
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Meat Counter has a lot of good moderates in a concentrated area. Popular routes range from 5.5 to 5.12, and are all high quality. Many routes are really short. A one rope rappel is always plenty. Routes are mostly bolted face climbs.

Getting There 

Two approaches exist. The first one, which I recommend, hikes up the main trail from the Chopping Block entrance, skirting in between Wrinkled Rock on the right and Chopping Block on the left. Once past Chopping Block, take a left and look for a gigantic chockstone crammed between two larger formations. The formation on the right side of the chockstone is Meat Counter (the left side is Cleaver). Many routes are found by climbing up under the chockstone, and some others are on the back side by continuing further on the trail.

The second approach is not as fun, but may be quicker to Pigskin and Foreskin. Hike around Chopping Block's north side and take the gully upwards. Look for bolted lines.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Meat Counter

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Meat Counter:
Tennis Shoe Boogy   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 45'   
Marv's Loss   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
All You Can Eat   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Blue Mascara   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lean Years   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Pop You Up   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Me at about the middle of the route

Blue Mascara 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Meat Counter
the climb is pretty self explanatory and is a great climb. The crux is about in the middle and the spine that runs of to the right is awesome. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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