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Chopping Block

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A Sioux Named Boy S 
Baba Cool S 
Chopping Block T 
Glimpse Into Paradise 
Great Chimney AKA The Great Dihedral, The T 
Meat is Murder S 
Twelve White Sticks S 
Valdez Overhang S,TR 
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Chopping Block Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.88538, -103.46937 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 15, 2002
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Description 

This is the namesake rock for this area. This rock is steep on all sides, and provides many hard routes from 5.9 to 5.13. The most popular routes on this rock are Baba Cool (5.9+) and Meat is Murder (5.11).

Getting There 

Follow the trail up the hill from the parking lot. Wrinkled Rock is on the right, and Chopping Block is on the left. First encounter a steep bolted line called Tender Vittles, but continue uphill for the rest of the routes. Go around the corner to the left when possible and look for two faces with a large dihedral in between. This is where the bulk of the climbing is.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Chopping Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chopping Block:
Valdez Overhang   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 40'   
Baba Cool   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Meat is Murder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Twelve White Sticks   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
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Featured Route For Chopping Block
Rock Climbing Photo: Glimpse

Glimpse Into Paradise V7 7A+  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Chopping Block
A Black Hills must do!!! Start matched on the lowest shelf. Do a few moves to get to the arete (avoid the detatched block). Tall, but the mantle is easy. Powerful with a very tricky sequence of classic moves.Hint: On the upper crux move, to get to the large hold throw out left to a high, left sidepull that looks questionable then bump to the big pod. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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