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Blade like the name implies is a very unique formation. So obvious when driving HWY 87. The northern most of the 3 sharp pinnacles is the only one worth climbing. Finding it took years when I finally decided to pack gear and hike around with some friends it was well worth it. A true " isolated" spire.

Getting There 

Park your car where you can and make sure it's legal. Hike in through much deadfall and boulder fields.

Climbing Season

For the Sylvan Lake area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Evans Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Blade
Start on the north east side work up a series of cracks to gain a small ledge that runs from east to west. From here go up and around to the summit. Needles style Rappel off backside. Or bring at least 15-20 ft cord. There is old red cord on top sporting a lone biner. Horn on top to sling....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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