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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
 90
Conn Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 87
Hitching Post
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 61
Inner Course
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
 68
Moonlight Rib
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 144
Spire Four
Trad 3 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 102
Better Than Beer and Pretzels
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 105
Lander Turkey Shoot
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 212
Second Hand Rose Arete
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 99
East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 85
Boxcars and Airplanes
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 80
Solo System
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 47
International Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Fintastic
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 81
Tent Peg
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 177
Conn Diagonal
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
East Chimney Variation
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 132
Solitaire
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Surging Wave
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 153
Shark's Breath
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Of Quartz It Goes
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
Retable Route
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 99
Weird Water
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 42
Hrum Hroom
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 204
Gossamer
Trad, Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Spire 1 Reppy Variation
Trad 4 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 151
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack)
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 72
Sylvester Sidewalk
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Katey's Route
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
Bugs Bunny
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Eyetooth
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Left Wing of Smaug
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 247
Waves
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Just Jugs
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
Rogaine with Minoxidil
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
 34
Needle's Eye
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Shark Bait
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 129
Pointy Little Devil
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Doody Direct
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 169
Garfield Goes To Washington
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 156
Cerberus
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 143
Star Dancer
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 133
Bolts for Bobs
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Waste Knot
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Threading the Needle
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
West Buttress
Trad 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 31
American Life
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 80
Evergreen
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Four Little Fishies
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 83
God's Own Drunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Lead Fillings
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Sex Never did this to my hands
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 100
Valdez Overhang
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Three Rings for the Elven Kings
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 87
Paha Sapa aka "Chockstoned"
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
Dragonfly
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 129
Baba Cool
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 127
Pakistani Route
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 46
W.A.S.P. (center variation start)
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
July 4th
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 109
Totally Flaked
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Don't Stahl
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 63
Everything's Big In Texas
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 65
Tasting Time
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 48
Black Sheets of Rain
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 41
Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
The Sundance
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 60
All Tuckered Out
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 148
Yippey-Kay-Yay
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 38
Nantucket Sleighride
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Open Your Mouth and Say AAHHH!
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 63
The Pollinator
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 107
Peace Pipe
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 59
Carp
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 36
Deja' Vu Prophecy
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 86
Pelican's Dike-ination
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Two Year Plan
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "Th…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 41
The Conch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 63
The Euphamiah Beresford Memorial
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 60
Astro Pop
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 52
The Tomahawk
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 36
Anaphylactic Shock
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 39
Mary Jane
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 70
Mr. Critical
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 43
Indecent Exposure
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 108
Last of the Mohicans
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 42
Blood Brother
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
The Juvenile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 41
Orphans of War
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 41
Mogo Chaji
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 45
Love You Long Time
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Iron Horse
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 42
Ripsnorter
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 37
Quest for Fire
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 39
Bucket Head
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 32
Beetle Juice
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 30
death star
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 36
Battlecry
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 25
First Blood
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 23
Steep & Cheap
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Conn Route Custer SP > … > Photographers'… > Aquarium Rock
 90
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Hitching Post Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Hitching Post
 87
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Inner Course Custer SP > … > Outlets > Youbet Jorasses
 61
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Moonlight Rib Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Fan
 68
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R Trad
Spire Four Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire Four
 144
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Better Than Beer and Pretzels Custer SP > … > Outlets > Dam - Back Side
 102
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Lander Turkey Shoot Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 105
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Second Hand Rose Arete Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 212
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
East Face Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire Two
 99
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Boxcars and Airplanes Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Sharkstooth
 85
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Solo System Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 80
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
International Chimney Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire Three
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 3 pitches
Fintastic Needles Of Rush… > … > N Park > Veiny
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Tent Peg Custer SP > Tenpins/Switchb… > Tent Peg
 81
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Conn Diagonal Custer SP > … > Outlets > Outer Outlet
 177
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
East Chimney Variation Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Station 13
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Solitaire Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Borneo
 132
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Surging Wave Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Shipyard Rock
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Shark's Breath Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Sharks Fin
 153
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Of Quartz It Goes Custer SP > … > Middle Earth > Far Downs
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Retable Route Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Weird Water Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 99
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Hrum Hroom Custer SP > … > Middle Earth > Fanghorn Hills
 42
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Gossamer Needles Of Rush… > … > Monster North > Picture Window
 204
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport
Spire 1 Reppy Variation Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Spire One
 47
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 151
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Sylvester Sidewalk Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Land of the Shorties
 72
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport
Katey's Route Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Bugs Bunny Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Bunny Slope
 118
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Eyetooth Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Eyetooth
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Left Wing of Smaug Custer SP > … > Middle Earth > Far Downs
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Waves Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Shipyard Rock
 247
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Just Jugs Needles Of Rush… > … > N Park > Veiny
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Rogaine with Minoxidil Needles Of Rush… > … > Mt Baldy > Old Baldy
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Needle's Eye Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Needle's Eye
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X Trad 2 pitches
Shark Bait Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Sharks Fin
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pointy Little Devil Needles Of Rush… > … > Monster North > Shakers
 129
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Doody Direct Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Gnomon
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Garfield Goes To Washington Needles Of Rush… > … > Emancipation > White House Wall
 169
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Cerberus Custer SP > Tenpins/Switchb… > Tricouni Nail/Cerberus
 156
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Star Dancer Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 143
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Bolts for Bobs Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Borneo
 133
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Waste Knot Custer SP > … > Towers of Teeth > Ephel Duath
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Threading the Needle Custer SP > Needles Eye Area > Needle's Eye
 43
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
West Buttress Custer SP > … > Outlets > Outer Outlet
 26
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
American Life Needles Of Rush… > Horsethief Lake… > Primal Wall Area
 31
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Evergreen Needles Of Rush… > … > Chopping Block > Pine Tree Rock
 80
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Four Little Fishies Custer SP > … > Photographers'… > Aquarium Rock
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
God's Own Drunk Custer SP > Cathedral Spires > Khayyam Spire
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Lead Fillings Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Child's Molar
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sex Never did this to my hands Custer SP > … > Outlets > Vertigo View
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Valdez Overhang Needles Of Rush… > … > Chopping Block > Chopping Block
 100
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Three Rings for the Elven K… Custer SP > … > Middle Earth > Erebor
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Paha Sapa aka "Chockstoned" Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > [Redacted]
 87
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dragonfly Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Pheromone Wall
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Baba Cool Needles Of Rush… > … > Chopping Block > Chopping Block
 129
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pakistani Route Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Big Black Face
 127
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
W.A.S.P. (center variation… Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 46
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
July 4th Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Euphamiah Beresford M…
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Totally Flaked Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Head Shop Wall
 109
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Don't Stahl Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Everything's Big In Texas Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Fat Grandma
 63
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tasting Time Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Indecent Exposure
 65
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Black Sheets of Rain Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Big Black Face
 48
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Marsha! Marsha! Marsha! Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Bradyism Wall
 41
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Sundance Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Prow
 70
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
All Tuckered Out Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Shipyard Rock
 60
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yippey-Kay-Yay Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Lady In Red
 148
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Nantucket Sleighride Custer SP > Tenpins/Switchb… > Moby Dick
 38
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Open Your Mouth and Say AAHHH! Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Bradyism Wall
 39
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Pollinator Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 63
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Peace Pipe Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > [Redacted]
 107
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Carp Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Fishbowl
 59
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy Needles Of Rush… > … > Marker > Middle Marker Area
 36
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Pelican's Dike-ination Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Borneo
 86
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Two Year Plan Custer SP > … > Outlets > Inner Outlet
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Badgering the Witness a.k.a… Spearfish Canyon > Shadowlands > Court House Wall
 53
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Conch Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Lord Of The Flies Wall
 41
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Euphamiah Beresford Mem… Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Euphamiah Beresford M…
 63
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Astro Pop Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > First Wall
 60
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Tomahawk Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > [Redacted]
 52
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Anaphylactic Shock Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 36
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mary Jane Spearfish Canyon > Danks > Upper Danks
 39
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Mr. Critical Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 70
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Indecent Exposure Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Indecent Exposure
 43
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Last of the Mohicans Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 108
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blood Brother Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 42
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Juvenile Spearfish Canyon > Shadowlands > Court House Wall
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Orphans of War Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 41
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mogo Chaji Rapid City Area > VC > Main Wall (China & Vi…
 41
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Love You Long Time Rapid City Area > VC > Main Wall (China & Vi…
 45
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Iron Horse Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Iron Horse Wall
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ripsnorter Spearfish Canyon > Sunshine > Thunderhead
 42
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Quest for Fire Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Big Picture Wall
 37
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Bucket Head Rapid City Area > VC > Main Wall (China & Vi…
 39
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Beetle Juice Needles Of Rush… > … > S Seas > Hornets Nest
 32
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
death star Spearfish Canyon > Dark Side > Dark Side Wall
 30
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Battlecry Spearfish Canyon > Mohican > Indian Wars Wall
 36
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
First Blood Spearfish Canyon > Big Picture Gully > Big Picture Wall
 25
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Steep & Cheap Rapid City Area > VC > Main Wall (China & Vi…
 23
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport