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Description

The Inner Outlet is the large formation hulking over Sylvan Lake. It is the nearest to the lake of the two huge monoliths that tower over the area. The Inner Outlet has some classic moderate trad lines, as well as some harder bolted routes. Classic Crack is one of the finest climbs in South Dakota, and shouldn't be missed by anyone.

Getting There

From Sylvan Lake, walk along the trail on the near side of the lake. Walk underneath the giant chockstone, and head left. The Inner Outlet becomes obvious after walking around the ridge of rock behind the dam area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Inner Outlet

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 84
Lander Turkey Shoot
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 30
No need to be Chicken
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 30
Retable Route
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 122
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Katey's Route
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Cold Feat
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Hardrocker
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Out of the Outlet into the Oven
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 15
Rockin' Harder
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
The Rustlers
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 5
Bronchial Distress
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Two Year Plan
Trad, Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
 5
Taste the Bun
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Slippery When Wet
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 7
Honey, I Shrunk My Nads
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lander Turkey Shoot
 84
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
No need to be Chicken
 30
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Retable Route
 30
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack)
 122
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Katey's Route
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Cold Feat
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Hardrocker
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Out of the Outlet into the…
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Rockin' Harder
 15
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Rustlers
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Bronchial Distress
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Two Year Plan
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Taste the Bun
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Slippery When Wet
 6
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Honey, I Shrunk My Nads
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad, Sport
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randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
Rather than taking the path that passes the giant chockstone, take the well-worn trail that skirts the northwestern edge of the outlets. To get to this trail, park at the Sylvan General Store parking area. Walk down toward the lake from the parking lot and make a left (heading NW) onto the trail that cirlces lake walkway/trail. Before you reach the outlets, where the damn and the path that passes the giant chockstone are located, you will find a trail that heads to the NW/W, thereby going to the leftside of the outlet/rock formation nearest to the lake. After walking a hundred yards or so on this path, you will come to two brown, small buildings owned by the Sylvan Lake Resort. There was a couple of paddle boats and an old couch laying around the buildings as of July 2008. Stay on the trail, which veers to the right or NW, and do not head west onto the road. The trail will take you down a gentle slope. The Inner Outlets will be the third rock formation/fin on your right. The Outer Outlets are the next formation down hill. The approach from the parking lot to the Inner Oulets should only take 10-15 minutes at most. Jul 15, 2008
randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
What's the name and grade of the bolted climb to the right of Classic Crack? The climb's about 7 bolts long with a gear placement or two up higher. I think the grade around 10a/b. Jul 15, 2008
ClimbFit
Dubai,
ClimbFit   Dubai,
This area is one of my absolute favorite areas. If you are planning a trip to the area I highly recommended spending a day or two up at Custer State Park. The rock there is very unique, fun and challenging to climb on. You will find that even the tiniest of crystals are great hand and foot holds despite there size.

Along with great climbing there are tons of trails, hiking and swimming in the lake is also great. There are also tons of great routes for kids as well.

You will also meet tons of great climbers here too, Like Climbing Legend Peter Lev. Peter is over 70 yrs old with over 50yrs of experience and still climbing. I had the honor of climbing a few pitches with him, Climb on Peter!!! Climb ON :)


Nov 25, 2010