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Stinger Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.8863, -103.46902 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 11, 2002
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Description 

There are three main rock formations just north of Wrinkled Rock (the prominent steep rock next to the parking areas). Stinger is the center of the three. Although this rock is in the Rushmore area, which must be the most popular climbing area in state, it probably only sees a few ascents a year, if that. There is a very strange route on its west side.

Getting There 

Take the trail that runs between Wrinkled Rock and Chopping Block to the uphill side. Then head right (north) and start counting rock formations. Walk past Wrinkled Rock, and then Razorback (a very thin formation). The next rock is Stinger. Look for for a piton in a horizontal on the west (uphill side).

Climbing Season

For the Chopping Block area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Stinger
Rock Climbing Photo: Miah's Chimney, 5.7

Miah Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Stinger
Stem and press your way up the chimney to a good belay ledge. Needles style belay up to ledge. Decent with a needles style rap one on either side of formation. Possible first ascent of Nehemiah Larimer just months before he passed....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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