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Middle Marker

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Big Dripper T,S 
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Deja' Vu Prophecy S 
Don't Stahl S 
Help s On the Way S 
Jupiter Fly By S 
Katana T 
Little Dripper T,S 
Make Believe S 
Moonstone S 
Raisins in the Sun T,S 
Roadside Plum T 
Rum and Coke  S 
Saturn Boogie S 
Skywalker S 
SLAMAT S 
Solo System S 
Spacedust S 
Star Dancer S 
Weird Water T,S 

Middle Marker  


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Location: 43.88242, -103.46227 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Follow the directions under the area. As you walk up the wide gully, the Middle Marker is the large, complex formation on the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

21 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Marker:
Weird Water   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Make Believe   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Little Dripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   
Star Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Saturn Boogie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Skywalker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Roadside Plum   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   
Don't Stahl   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Crystal Shard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Moonstone   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
Jupiter Fly By   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   
SLAMAT   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Rum and Coke    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Deja' Vu Prophecy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 240'   
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Featured Route For Middle Marker
This is a shot of Angie nearing the top of Weird W...

Weird Water 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Middle Marker
A great, long climb. Incredible moves, incredible position. This route summits the main rock in the Marker formation. Gets my vote for the best 5.7 in Rushmore!Finding this route the first time around can be a bit of a chore... Follow directions to the route 'Star Dancer'. As you're looking at the rock, scramble up to the right, passing the first gully on the left, into a small opening / grassy area, and continue to the next gully on the left. At the top of this gully are some large blocks...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Aaron Costello
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 29, 2006
I found a nice knife near the base of Gilson Chimney. If you can discribe it, I'll return it. (aaron_c_costello@yahoo.com)
By Andy Busse
Administrator
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 3, 2010
Looking for route beta on a new line 50' uphill (NE) of Solo System, it is 5.8 35' with 3 bolts. I need the info for the book????
Whittle?
By Andy Busse
Administrator
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 18, 2010
Route beta on new addition to climbers' left of Moonstone???

thanks,

ab