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Location: 43.88448, -103.46349 View Map  Incorrect?
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A smaller rock with a couple routes on it, but for all practical purposes this is the home of Gossamer, a stellar 5.7 with awesome moves and position.

Getting There 

Look at the directions for the Monster area. From the sign in board, follow the path to the left, skirting the rock formation(s). As the rock subsides, follow the trail to the right & up hill. Trend a bit to the left, staying on the outside of the formations. Picture window should come into view & be obvious. Most likely there is a queue at the base of Gossamer.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Picture Window:
Gossamer   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Nearing the top of Picture Window.

Gossamer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Picture Window
Directions to the route may be found under the 'Rock' description of Picture Window. You'll know you're there when you see folks waiting for the route.Seriously, it took until my 6th visit to Rushmore before I caught this route with no one on it. A cool rock graced with an incredible route. Very popular and deservedly so.Gossamer climbs the right side of the fin / arete up to, beside, and over the hole (picture window) in the rock. The start is a bit of an awkward (yet easy) move up to a blo...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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