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Routes in Harkor Tower

Cemetery Gates T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Deep Six TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Delete TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
FlashPoint T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Gail's Folly T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Glimmer TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Grave Digger T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Harmonic Convergents T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Hot Coals T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kamikaze TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
QuickFinish TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Spirital Investments T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Elevation: 1,403 ft
GPS: 43.688, -96.521 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Mike Madsen on Mar 19, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

Description

Palisades State Park is on the southern edge of the Coteau des Prairies, a series of glacial deposits that extend north and south for nearly 200 miles in eastern South Dakota. A thin layer of debris was deposited by glaciers atop the quartzite. Beds of dark red pipestone can be found between the layers.

This is one of the few areas in the nation where pipestone is found. The mineral was considered sacred by American Indians and depressions still remain where it was once quarried.

For millions of years, Split Rock Creek cut deep gorges through Palisades State Park. Geologists estimate the Sioux quartzite spires are 1.2 billion years old.

Four hiking trails twist and turn through these beautiful Sioux quartzite formations. The cliffs and formations are also used by organized climbing groups to practice their scaling and rappelling techniques. Bolting is not allowed on the quartzite formations. Please contact the park before you head out for other climbing regulations.

Getting There

Located 10 miles north of I-90, Brandon Exit 406

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Classic Climbing Routes at Harkor Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cemetery Gates
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Glimmer
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cemetery Gates 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Glimmer 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
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