Rhinoceros Rock is the slabby rock just to the west of the massive Outer Outlet. This rock sees few ascents, but it has a couple of fun cracks for beginners. The northwest face is highly broken up with cracks running diagonally up and to the right.
Follow the Outlets trail around to the northern edge of the area. From the meadow just north of the Outer Outlet, Rhinoceros Rock is just west (right), and is connected to Outer Outlet by a gigantic boulder that is cammed between the two.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rhinoceros Rock:
Chockstone Pinnacle 5.5 Sport, 2 pitches, 120 feet
Hairy Horn 5.6 R Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 140 feet
Northwest Crack 5.6 Trad, 2 pitches, 100 feet
Featured Route For Rhinoceros Rock
Chockstone Pinnacle 5.5 SD : Custer State Park : ... : Rhinoceros Rock
This route can be led in one or two pitches. The 1st pitch is probably 5.3, and it's so well protected that you can take your kids, grandkids and the most tentative beginner up it. The 2nd pitch has great exposure, and is as well protected as the first. The second anchor is just below the pinnacle-like top of the route and the crux is getting to the last bolt leading to the anchor. Both anchors can be seen from the base of the big gully between the two rock formations. ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD