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Elevation: 5,020 ft 1,530 m
GPS: 43.8929, -103.4689
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Shared By: Brent Kertzman on Oct 25, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mikel Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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A beautiful dome in a beautiful location. East/Southeast facing slab & crack climbing in a secluded valley hidden in a spruce forest. Some of the best splitter cracks in the Black Hills. The routes are right at 100' in length. Morning to early afternoon sun and sheltered from the wind. A good place on a warm winter day. Afternoon shade for summer outings.

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Park at Wrinkled Rock Trailhead. Follow a trail trending northwest from the parking lot downhill into the valley. At some point the single track trail will turn into an old two track road that trends towards the northeast. Follow the old road until the trail forks left, right and the old two track goes straight north near an overhanging buttress just west of the trail. Continue north downhill on the old two track. Make a right at the intersection with another two track a short distance downhill. Follow the old two track to the northeast a short distance until you cross a small creek. The Love Knob is the attractive dome just north of where the trail crosses the creek. The approach takes about 15 minutes at the most.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Love Knob

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Forgotten Love
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 10
Big Ones Need Love Too
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 13
May-December Romance
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 11
Love Above
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 19
Recycled Love
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 9
Love Below
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Forgotten Love
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Big Ones Need Love Too
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
May-December Romance
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Love Above
 11
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, Sport
Recycled Love
 19
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Love Below
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
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