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Chockstone Tower

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Chockstone Tower Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 65'
Location: 43.68759, -96.52161 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Mar 29, 2010
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Description 

Chockstone Tower is an ultra classic tower in Palisades State Park. Many fun routes up it. Routes vary from the "West Slab Route"5.3 to "Aloha" 5.12. Great Dihedral is " The Bitch " 5.8-5.9? This tower also has some fun face climbs. Split Rock Creek roars less than 20 feet away so as you climb all you can really hear is the river a fun intense climb.

Getting There 

When Entering into Palisades State Park hang a left and drive up the road a ways till you can pull off and park. Walk down the stairs and when you come to the bottom continue going straight following the path Chockstone Tower is at the far end where the trail looks like it dead ends but really keeps going up and around the corner.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',4],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chockstone Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chockstone Tower:
Henry Aaron   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     TR, 65'   
The Bitch   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 65'   
The Son Of A Bitch   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 65'   
Aloha   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     TR, 65'   
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Featured Route For Chockstone Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Aloha 5.12 route beta

Aloha 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  South Dakota : East Side SD : ... : Chockstone Tower
Do overhanging face to the left of " The Bitch" towards the top gets really crazy with little overhangs and pointy rock formations....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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