The North arete is the obvious fin on the right si...
This peak has at least 2 possible routes on it, but I don't know any history of them. The Rook lies just uphill of the billboard/kiosk of the entry to the Cathedral Spires trail, looming perhaps 70 feet overhead. The routes on it got afternoon shade.
Belay from a cord over the large rounded summit and descend via a simul-rap.
Walk 10 or 20 meters in on the Cathedral Spires Trail and look uphill to your left. There it is.
Climbing Season For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Rook
East Face 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
: Custer State Park
: ... : The Rook
This route climbs up (or in my case down) the East face of the rook, at it's east-most point, where the rooks is closest to the trail. A horizontal break with a quartzite band is at foot level for the 5.8- (?) crux, which is like the rest of the climb, unprotected. ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD