Meat Packing Plant Climbing
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|Shared By:||Peter Gram on Jan 2, 2003|
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DescriptionThe Meat Packing Plant area refers to all of the sandstone situated on the "M" hill near the gap in Rapid City. I suppose that the name is out of date after the fire a few years ago at the plant, but this has been what the area has been called traditionally.
There is a limited number of excellent boulder problems in the area, and some possibility for some trad leads with various cracks, and also some topropes on faces up to maybe 40 feet high.
Getting ThereThe most common approach is to park near the corner of the two streets which intersect at the front gate of the meat packing plant. This is the first major right turn off of Omaha street after getting on Omaha from I-190 (West Blvd). The road is 12th Street, which should cross the creek and take a 90 degree turn to the left.
Walk towards the fence and follow a prominent trail that runs between the fence and the creek around the plant. Once past this, there is a small building with a nice overhanging boulder behind it called the Vegan boulder. The Vegan boulder is the most common destination, but other rocks can be found by following the trail at its base up the hillside towards the "M".
Classic Climbing Routes at Meat Packing Plant
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