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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Feb 8, 2011


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The Adelaide Flow is probably the only Ice flow and climb on this side of the state. It can be found off the drainage that dumps into Split Creek by Beer Tower.
Depending on the flow it can see a long couloir of thick ice up to 5-8 ft deep. On good years it can produce the whole couloir on wet seasons the top part can be drifted over careful where you step with 5 ft drifts and small "pond" on top by the drainage water can reach knee height if you fall threw. Leaning Tower Flow comes in as a warm up to the left of Adelaide.

Getting There 

Park at King and Queen Trail Head hike the usual route to SwingSet Cove once down by Swingset Cove make sure its cold because you must go out onto split rock creek and walk along the cliffs till you see this.

Climbing Season

For the Palisades State Park area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

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Follow left side up. Make sure ice is solid.( IF YOU FOLLOW TOO CLOSE TO LEFT SIDE YOU MAKE FALL IN TINY CRACKS WHERE THE ICE HAS NOT MET ROCK THE ICE WILL GO DOWN UP TO 8 FT. YOU CAN BREAK A LEG EASILY.) ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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