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The Love Knob

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Recycled Love S 

The Love Knob  


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Location: 43.8929, -103.4689 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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



Weather station 1.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Love Knob:
Forgotten Love   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Love Above   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Recycled Love   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Love Below   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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"Love Above" climbs the bolted face into...
"Love Above" climbs the bolted face into...
"Forgotten Love" climbs the obvious corn...
"Forgotten Love" climbs the obvious corn...
"Recycled Love" climbs the face left of ...
"Recycled Love" climbs the face left of ...
"Big Ones Need Love Too" climbs the obvi...
"Big Ones Need Love Too" climbs the obvi...
Wind damaged trees near the base of The Love Knob ...
Wind damaged trees near the base of The Love Knob ...
"Love Below" climbs the obvious splitter...
"Love Below" climbs the obvious splitter...
Yet another perspective of the wind at work.
Yet another perspective of the wind at work.

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