Elevation: 4,536 ft
GPS: 44.155, -103.469 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jun 21, 2002
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

The Rock Maze is a small area, but is filled with many fun, moderate boulder problems. Many good and interesting ones are in the V5 and under range. Most rocks are around 10 feet high or under on Sandstone, with a few traverses and higher problems. And if your tips get too shredded, then you can have fun exploring the mazes. They are really narrow, and tall enough to play hide and seek.

Make sure to check out Muscle Corner (V5), Southern Discomfort (V2), and Slot Machine (V1).

Getting There

From Rapid City, follow Nemo Road NW out of town. After about 14 miles from the edge of town (intersection with Berry Pines Road), Steamboat Rock recreation area is seen on the right. Either park here, or there is a small blocked off dirt road on the other side of the road to park at. You can also get here by taking highway 44 out of Rapid City, then cutting over to Nemo Road from Norris Peak Road.

Hike south up this road, then shortly after take a left on a faint road. Follow this road as it parallels the rocks that are just to the left. Take a left at the hill crest and walk for a minute or so to the main area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rock Maze

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V0 4
 10
Milligram
Boulder
V0 4
 6
Carrier Face
Boulder
V1 5
 21
Slot Machine
Boulder
V1+ 5
 8
Arete of Sunshine
Boulder
V2 5+
 22
Southern Discomfort
Boulder
V2 5+
 8
Double Dyno
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
East-Side Poseurs
Boulder
V3 6A
 11
Breaking Point aka Single Carot
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
Tiger Lilly Face
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Blue Chips
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Plugged Nickel
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 5
Erica's Arete
Boulder
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c V7+ 7A+ X
 6
Little Monster
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Milligram Eastern Area
 10
V0 4 Boulder
Carrier Face Carrier Boulder
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Slot Machine S Central (Main… > Slot Machine Boulder
 21
V1 5 Boulder
Arete of Sunshine S Central (Main… > Sunshine Boulder
 8
V1+ 5 Boulder
Southern Discomfort S Central (Main… > Southern Discomfort B…
 22
V2 5+ Boulder
Double Dyno Double Dyno Boulder
 8
V2 5+ Boulder
East-Side Poseurs Golden Wall
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Breaking Point aka Single C… S Central (Main… > Breaking Point Boulde…
 11
V3 6A Boulder
Tiger Lilly Face S Central (Main… > TIger Lily Boulder
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Blue Chips Double Dyno Boulder
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Plugged Nickel S Central (Main… > Plugged Nickel Boulder
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Erica's Arete S Central (Main… > Ericas Arete
 5
V6+ 7A Boulder
Little Monster S Central (Main… > S Central Rocks
 6
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c V7+ 7A+ X TR, Boulder
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