The Chessmen Rock Climbing
The Chessmen main area as viewed from the NW. MT. ...
Traditional climbing area - a group of rocks south of Horsethief Lake in the Black Elk Wilderness.
Approach from Horsethief Lake.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Chessmen
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Chessmen:
Featured Route For The Chessmen
The Gilty Hooker 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b SD
: Horsethief Lake Area
: ... : Guilt Edge
Beautiful crystal pinching on great rock in an awesome location! Starts in your face with a small bulge to a dead vertical crimper section. After two bolts, proceed to a short vertical finger crack which takes gear. Continue above this on techy 5.9 past one more bolt and a very small tricky gear placement in a horizontal pod. Easier terrain leads to your last piece in a mid sized horizontal which you use to traverse about 10 feet right to a band of crystals you can use to gain the summit.As ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD