The Love Knob Rock Climbing
Another perspective of wind toppled trees near Lov...
A beautiful dome in a beautiful location. East/Southeast facing slab & crack climbing in a secluded valley hidden in a spruce forest. Some of the best splitter cracks in the Black Hills. The routes are right at 100' in length. Morning to early afternoon sun and sheltered from the wind. A good place on a warm winter day. Afternoon shade for summer outings.
Park at Wrinkled Rock Trailhead. Follow a trail trending northwest from the parking lot downhill into the valley. At some point the single track trail will turn into an old two track road that trends towards the northeast. Follow the old road until the trail forks left, right and the old two track goes straight north near an overhanging buttress just west of the trail. Continue north downhill on the old two track. Make a right at the intersection with another two track a short distance downhill. Follow the old two track to the northeast a short distance until you cross a small creek. The Love Knob is the attractive dome just north of where the trail crosses the creek. The approach takes about 15 minutes at the most.
Climbing Season For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Love Knob
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Love Knob:
Love Above 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Love Below 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Wind damaged trees near the base of The Love Knob ...
"Love Below" climbs the obvious splitter...
Yet another perspective of the wind at work.