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This rock encompasses the majority of the Marker area, with the Inner Marker 'behind' it. There are a variety of fixed anchors across the fins and summits - check individual routes for details.
Follow the directions under the area. As you walk up the wide gully, the Middle Marker is the large, complex formation on the right.
21 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Marker:
Weird Water 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Star Dancer 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Moonstone 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 240'
Featured Route For Middle Marker
Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Middle Marker
The moves on this route epitomize Rushmore climbing. Pinching crystals... side clings... smearing with EXCELLENT friction... it's ALL there.Take one of several options to clip the first bolt... then start crankin'! The line of crystals appears quite obvious from the ground, however putting the moves together may take more thought than you expect. Specifically from bolts 3 through 5. (HINT: The shortest distance between two points MAY be a straight line... but it's not necessarily the easies...[more] Browse More Classics in SD