Marker Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.882, -103.462 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Anonymous Coward on Jun 26, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionA pretty big hunk of rock with some incredible routes. Like most of the Rushmore area, it is a bit confusing at first. After you've located a couple routes things get much easier. Some fun, popular moderates include Solo System, Star Dancer, and Weird Water.
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Getting ThereThe Marker area is one of the closest to the monument and just off 244. Coming from in from the monument, look for the 2nd? pullout on the left. If you get the correct one, the trail and sign-in board are just down the trail right across the street. You might have to follow the trail a short distance to see the kiosk, but if it's there you're in the right place!
Before you start going, look up and to the right - the beautiful summits are the Middle & Inner Markers. Follow the trail straight in and up the gully, the Middle Marker is on the right, the Inner Marker is behind it.
Classic Climbing Routes at Marker
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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