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Picture Rock is a not very often climbed spire near Totem Pole. It is a fairly wide spire compared to others in the area. The summit is a good spot to take pictures of neighboring areas, especially the Cathedral Spires.

Getting There 

Drive from Sylvan Lake towards the Ten Pins. Just after the tight hairpin curve (with a parking area) at the base of Totem Pole, a formation is on the east side (left) of the road. Look for a 'T' shaped crack next to the road and a chimney that starts to its left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Picture Rock:
Conn Route   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad   
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The T

T, The 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  SD : Custer State Park : ... : Picture Rock
The T is obvious from the highway. Climb the crack, place some gear in the horizontal, then hope you don't fall before the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Picture rock as seen from the road driving from the Needles Eye to the Switchback area.  The "Totem Pole" (not in this photo) is on the left just before Picture Rock.   There is a parking area just before the Totem Pole, and then it's a 50 yard hike down the road to Picture Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Picture rock as seen from the road driving from th...

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