There are some pretty good adventurous type routes up the nelson creek/palmer gulch area. They need to see some more traffic so they can be cleaned up a bit.
All INFO TAKEN FROM BUSSE/BURR 'THE NEEDLES OF RUSHMORE' GUIDEBOOK
Comprised of Harney Peak and the ridge to the N of the massif, Nelson Creek Ridge. Palmer Gulch is home to countless Conn routes, a few new routes, and the Harney Peak ice flow in the winter. All routes are in the Black Elk Wilderness and require a bit of hiking to access.
Directions: From the Entrance of the memorial, continue NW on H-24 for 6.4 miles to Palmer Creek road. Head S on PC road for .9 miles to the PC trailhead.
Approach: (1.3 miles) from the trailhead, head S on the trail across the creek to intersect the lost cabin trail #2, take a left. Head E along the trail down to the nelson creek drainage to intersect a closed trail. Take a right and follow the drainage S up the closed trail for a while and eventually intersect the granite ridge (GPS N43.874200*W103.543767*). The first formation is Bow Spirit to the NE. ---- If you are aiming to get to routes on the Harney Peak massif a GPS is nice if you have never been there before, but is do able with out one.---- Cross the creek shortly after passing the granite ridge and head S again up the drainage. Follow a very faint trail while bush whacking, but you should be able to keep the large granite massif in view.
Fun route with a semi wilderness feeling. Cool summit with great views.P1 5.9+: Climb up past some blocky/loose stuff. Jam the crack to some face climbing until you can set a belay on a good ledge. (100')P2 5.10: Head right on ledge to a crack and face, pull into the fairly dirty crack placing good gear through a few sustained moves. Eases off as you progress up. Build belay on good ledge off to the right under a roof. (200')p3 5.6: Move left and up through some easy climbing to a small bulge. M...[more]Browse More Classics in SD
By Chris treggE Administrator From: Madison, WI Jun 28, 2013
From a technical standpoint, you can't add sub-areas to an area that has routes already listed in it.
You or an administrator would need to move that route out to a temporary area, add the sub-areas you want to add, then move the route back in to the sub-area where it belongs.
Whether you *should* add the areas I suppose is a different question best answered by a local. I did recently see someone was taking photos of photos from the new Busse guidebook and posting them on here as beta photos. That's probably not cool...