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Climbing for Eastern South Dakota

Page for Eastern side of the state rock climbing and bouldering. The developed climbing on this side is located at Palisades State Park. A nice small state park hidden on the outskirts of the small town of Garretson, South Dakota. All routes here are top Rope. There are a few routes that can be lead. The rock here tends to not be very comforting while leading. It has a slick and at times ice coating quartz feel. Not to say that you can't lead here. There are plenty of options for placing gear just please be confident in your abilities. Summer months expect the mosquitos to be horrendous. Bringing bug spray is a must. The park has shaded climbs on one side and you can be in the sun on the other. Please keep the area clean. If your not climbing its a great park to explore!

Devils Gulch is a small free city park. It is formed by a canyon being split by the Split rock creek. Very dirty and not very worthy in climbing terms....

Getting There

From Sioux Falls head to Brandon, South Dakota. From Brandon cross interstate 90 heading north. Stay on this road for 10 miles until you come to Garretson, South Dakota. You will see signs right before the town for Palisades State Park

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Side SD

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2- 5+
Regular Route
Boulder
V2 5+
Grenada
Boulder
V3 6A
Hung Like A Horse
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Garden Path
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Henry Aaron
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Racecar Ya Ya's
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stepping Out
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Bitch
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
The Son Of A Bitch
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sweet Areta
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
King Olaf
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cemetery Gates
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Glimmer
TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Debutant Farmers
Trad, TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Aloha
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Palisades SP > River Boulder V2- 5+ Boulder
Grenada Palisades SP > Bridge Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Hung Like A Horse Palisades SP > A Taste Of Fontainebleau V3 6A Boulder
Garden Path Palisades SP > S Wall 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Henry Aaron Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 TR
Racecar Ya Ya's Palisades SP > Split creek cracks 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Stepping Out Palisades SP > RattleSnake 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Bitch Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Son Of A Bitch Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Sweet Areta Palisades SP > S Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
King Olaf Palisades SP > King Rock 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Cemetery Gates Palisades SP > Harkor Tower 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Glimmer Palisades SP > Harkor Tower 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Debutant Farmers Palisades SP > Positron 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Aloha Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
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