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Climbing for Eastern South Dakota Suggest change

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. This place has a wonderful environment and should inspire many climbers to purpose the vast possibilities it holds. Many routes are dirty but that just means it needs more love!

Getting There Suggest change

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

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V4 6B
 7
I Seam Stumped
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 22
Garden Path
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 15
Henry Aaron
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Mystery Climb
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Cleopatra
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
The Bitch
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Hot Coals
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
The Son Of A Bitch
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Be a Believer
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 4
Same Name
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
King Olaf
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Cemetery Gates
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 22
Glimmer
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
River Ride
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Aloha
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I Seam Stumped Palisades SP > Palisades SP Bo… > Bridge Boulder
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Garden Path Palisades SP > S Wall
 22
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Henry Aaron Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 TR
Mystery Climb Palisades SP > S Wall
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Cleopatra Palisades SP > King Rock
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
The Bitch Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower
 20
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Hot Coals Palisades SP > Harkor Tower
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Son Of A Bitch Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Be a Believer Dells Of The Si… > Community Cove
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Same Name Dells Of The Si… > Hardman's Hideout
 4
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
King Olaf Palisades SP > King Rock
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Cemetery Gates Palisades SP > Harkor Tower
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Glimmer Palisades SP > Harkor Tower
 22
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
River Ride Dells Of The Si… > Community Cove
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Aloha Palisades SP > Chockstone Tower
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
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