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Routes in Bethlehem

Achilles S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Amulet S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Divinations S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Flood Route, The S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gogol Bordello S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Medusa S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nazareth S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pliny the Elder S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Romulus S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Schism S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Seventh Circle S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
WWJD S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Elevation: 3,883 ft
GPS: 44.283, -103.474 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lucas P on Aug 22, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Description

Bethlehem is a unique great quality black limestone area. The lack of texture on some of the faces makes for tricky face climbing.
This is a good shady crag in the morning and gets sun on the face climbs around 2 in the afternoon.
The "Divinations" cave is climbable all day and during rain. Expect to be the only climbers in the area.

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Getting There

1-90 North from Rapid City just past Piedmont is Bethlehem exit.
Go Right on Bethlehem RD and stay on Bethlhem Frontage rd North until you reach the dirt road called "Bethlehem RD".
Take this road 3.95 miles to a small pull-out on the left. Park here and hike in.

Once parked walk SW into a mini waterfall area and follow a faint trail South along the creek for about 10 minutes. Cross the creek on Logs or hop across on rocks. Keep following the trail as it brings you through some snake-weed and from here you should see a couple of Boulders leading you East up the hill to the base of Gogol Bordello.
The hike in should only take about 15 min.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bethlehem

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Achilles
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Pliny the Elder
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Achilles
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Pliny the Elder
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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