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Classic Climbs for South Dakota


Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 73
Hitching Post
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 75
Conn Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 56
Inner Course
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
 55
Moonlight Rib
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 115
Spire Four
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 78
Better Than Beer and Pretzels
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 166
Second Hand Rose Arete
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 86
East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 69
Boxcars and Airplanes
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 88
Lander Turkey Shoot
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 81
Dirty Earnie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
East Chimney Variation
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 65
Tent Peg
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 134
Shark's Breath
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
Surging Wave
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 62
Fintastic
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 142
Conn Diagonal
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 110
Solitaire
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Retable Route
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 85
Weird Water
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 181
Gossamer
Trad, Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 44
International Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 40
Spire 1 Reppy Variation
Trad 4 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 128
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack)
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 58
Sylvester Sidewalk
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
West Buttress
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 91
Bugs Bunny
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Katey's Route
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 97
Pointy Little Devil
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Just Jugs
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Waste Knot
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Rogaine with Minoxidil
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 200
Waves
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Eyetooth
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 113
Star Dancer
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Shark Bait
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Doody Direct
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 133
Cerberus
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 138
Garfield Goes To Washington
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
 29
Needle's Eye
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 119
Bolts for Bobs
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Threading the Needle
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 24
American Life
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 73
God's Own Drunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 61
Evergreen
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Four Little Fishies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
Valdez Overhang
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 56
Lead Fillings
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 61
Critical View
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Three Rings for the Elven Kings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Dragonfly
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 59
Paha Sapa aka "Chockstoned"
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Sex Never did this to my hands
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 107
Baba Cool
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 101
Pakistani Route
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 43
W.A.S.P. (center variation start)
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
July 4th
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Black Sheets of Rain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Tasting Time
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Everything's Big In Texas
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Don't Stahl
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
The Sundance
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Totally Flaked
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
All Tuckered Out
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Lunatic
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 122
Yippey-Kay-Yay
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
The Engagement
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Nick of Time
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 36
Nantucket Sleighride
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
The Pollinator
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 52
Carp
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 75
Peace Pipe
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Pelican's Dike-ination
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Deja' Vu Prophecy
Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 26
Smear Campaign
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
The Euphamiah Beresford Memorial
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Two Year Plan
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 37
The Conch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "Th…
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 42
The Tomahawk
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Anaphylactic Shock
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 47
Astro Pop
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Mary Jane
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 58
Mr. Critical
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Indecent Exposure
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 27
Never Kiss a Sleeping Wolf
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 24
Iron Horse
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 34
Ripsnorter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 34
Love You Long Time
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 28
Mogo Chaji
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 31
Quest for Fire
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 29
Blood Brother
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
The Juvenile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Orphans of War
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 73
Last of the Mohicans
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 29
Bucket Head
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 30
Beetle Juice
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 22
Battlecry
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 20
First Blood
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 20
Steep & Cheap
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hitching Post Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Hitching Post
 73
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Conn Route Custer SP > … > Photographers'… > Aquarium Rock
 75
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Inner Course Custer SP > … > Outlets > Youbet Jorasses
 56
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Moonlight Rib Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Fan
 55
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R Trad
Spire Four Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire Four
 115
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Better Than Beer and Pretzels Custer SP > … > Outlets > Dam - Back Side
 78
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Second Hand Rose Arete Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 166
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
East Face Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire Two
 86
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Boxcars and Airplanes Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Sharkstooth
 69
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Lander Turkey Shoot Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 88
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Dirty Earnie Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Bull Rock
 81
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
East Chimney Variation Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Station 13
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Tent Peg Custer SP > Tenpins/Switchb… > Tent Peg
 65
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Shark's Breath Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Sharks Fin
 134
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Surging Wave Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Shipyard Rock
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Fintastic Needles Of Rush… > … > N Park > Veiny
 62
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Conn Diagonal Custer SP > … > Outlets > Outer Outlet
 142
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Solitaire Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Borneo
 110
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Retable Route Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 31
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Weird Water Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 85
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Gossamer Needles Of Rush… > … > Monster North > Picture Window
 181
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
International Chimney Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire Three
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Spire 1 Reppy Variation Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire One
 40
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 128
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Sylvester Sidewalk Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Land of the Shorties
 58
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
West Buttress Custer SP > … > Outlets > Outer Outlet
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Bugs Bunny Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Bunny Slope
 91
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Katey's Route Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Pointy Little Devil Needles Of Rush… > … > Monster North > Shakers
 97
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Just Jugs Needles Of Rush… > … > N Park > Veiny
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Waste Knot Custer SP > … > Towers of Teeth > Ephel Duath
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rogaine with Minoxidil Needles Of Rush… > … > Mt Baldy > Old Baldy
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Waves Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Shipyard Rock
 200
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Eyetooth Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Eyetooth
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Star Dancer Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 113
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Shark Bait Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Sharks Fin
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Doody Direct Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Gnomon
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Cerberus Custer SP > Tenpins/Switchb… > Tricouni Nail/Cerberus
 133
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Garfield Goes To Washington Needles Of Rush… > … > Emancipation > White House Wall
 138
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Needle's Eye Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Needle's Eye
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X Trad 2 pitches
Bolts for Bobs Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Borneo
 119
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Threading the Needle Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Needle's Eye
 34
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
American Life Needles Of Rush… > Horsethief Lake… > Primal Wall Area
 24
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
God's Own Drunk Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Khayyam Spire
 73
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Evergreen Needles Of Rush… > … > Chopping Block > Pine Tree Rock
 61
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Four Little Fishies Custer SP > … > Photographers'… > Aquarium Rock
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Valdez Overhang Needles Of Rush… > … > Chopping Block > Chopping Block
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Lead Fillings Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Child's Molar
 56
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Critical View Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Critical View
 61
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Three Rings for the Elven K… Custer SP > … > Middle Earth > Erebor
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Dragonfly Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Pheromone Wall
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Paha Sapa aka "Chockstoned" Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Trail of Tears Wall
 59
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sex Never did this to my hands Custer SP > … > Outlets > Vertigo View
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Baba Cool Needles Of Rush… > … > Chopping Block > Chopping Block
 107
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pakistani Route Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Big Black Face
 101
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
W.A.S.P. (center variation… Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 43
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
July 4th Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Euphamiah Beresford M…
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Black Sheets of Rain Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Big Black Face
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tasting Time Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Indecent Exposure
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Everything's Big In Texas Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Fat Grandma
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Don't Stahl Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Sundance Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Prow
 57
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Totally Flaked Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Head Shop Wall
 78
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
All Tuckered Out Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Shipyard Rock
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lunatic Custer SP > Moonlight Ridge > Galaxy
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yippey-Kay-Yay Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Lady In Red
 122
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Engagement Needles Of Rush… > … > Emancipation > Dire Spire
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Nick of Time Custer SP > … > Outlets > Outer Outlet
 20
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nantucket Sleighride Custer SP > Tenpins/Switchb… > Moby Dick
 36
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
The Pollinator Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 48
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Carp Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Fishbowl
 52
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Peace Pipe Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Trail of Tears Wall
 75
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pelican's Dike-ination Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Borneo
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Smear Campaign Needles Of Rush… > … > Emancipation > White House Wall
 26
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Euphamiah Beresford Mem… Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Euphamiah Beresford M…
 42
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Two Year Plan Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
The Conch Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Lord Of The Flies Wall
 37
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Badgering the Witness a.k.a… Spearfish Canyon > Shadowlands > Court House Wall
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Tomahawk Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Trail of Tears Wall
 42
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Anaphylactic Shock Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 31
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Astro Pop Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > First Wall
 47
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mary Jane Spearfish Canyon > Danks
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Critical Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 58
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Indecent Exposure Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Indecent Exposure
 30
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Never Kiss a Sleeping Wolf Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Lady In Red
 27
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Iron Horse Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Iron Horse Wall
 24
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ripsnorter Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Thunderhead
 34
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Love You Long Time Rapid City Area > VC
 34
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mogo Chaji Rapid City Area > VC
 28
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Quest for Fire Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Big Picture Wall
 31
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blood Brother Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 29
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Juvenile Spearfish Canyon > Shadowlands > Court House Wall
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Orphans of War Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Last of the Mohicans Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 73
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bucket Head Rapid City Area > VC
 29
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Beetle Juice Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 30
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Battlecry Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 22
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
First Blood Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Big Picture Wall
 20
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Steep & Cheap Rapid City Area > VC
 20
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport