Sylvan Lake Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||43.84554, -103.56351 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Mike Housiaux on Sep 12, 2010|
Sylvan Lake is a beautiful lake in the heart of the Hills. Sylvan Lake was formed when Sunday Gulch was damned up. It is one of the many man made lakes in the Hills. It is nestled in Custer State Park it is part of the needles highway. Sylvan Lake is the beginning of trail #9 which goes to Harney Peak.( 7,242 ft)
What many don't know is all the bouldering that can be done around the Sylvan Lake Area. This area not only has some of the hardest problems as of now but has a history like the Gil Boulder first climbed by the man himself John Gill. Homestar (V11) was first done by Chuck Fryberger. The hardman route is King of Town (unrepeated) first ascent by Matt Tschol v13/v14. Posting this because more than half the people i talk to in the Hills never knew these existed.
Start out going WEST on MT RUSHMORE RD/US-16 ALT/US-16A/CUSTER ST/SD-89 toward N 6TH ST. Continue to follow MT RUSHMORE RD/CUSTER ST/SD-89.- 0.6 mi
Turn LEFT onto US-385/SD-89.-4.9 mi
Turn RIGHT onto CR-313.-1.6 mi
Turn RIGHT onto FOX RIDGE RD.-0.2 m
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto CR-685.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
214 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',45],['3 Stars',113],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sylvan Lake
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sylvan Lake :
Featured Route For Sylvan Lake
Vertigo 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
: Custer State Park
: ... : Vertigo
Start on one of 3 options, 2 bolted lines 5.11 or go downhill and do the chimney and traverse easy terrain to belay. This what you came for. Start off the belay and work right and place some big gear under the roof, pull the roof and clip some bolts and thread an old rurp with small wires. After the rurp, head out left along a seam which brings you to pins. From the pins, head up to a set of bolts and fiddle in lots of gear. After a pin is clipped move up a bit higher and place a high piece. Thi...[more] Browse More Classics in SD