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Custer Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,290'
Location: 43.76591, -103.58625 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Feb 28, 2017
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This page is for the wonderful bouldering around the small town of Custer. In recent years the area has been producing good area after good area. The amount of rock here is endless! Areas like the Swamp Boulder,the American Outlaw Boulders, Ironhorse Boulder and The Chickenpox Boulder are roadside making for a quick outing or a relaxing day.

Rock Climbing Photo: The Town Of Custer South Dakota
The Town Of Custer South Dakota

Getting There 


Head out of Rapid City on US 16 towards Hill City.
After about 15 miles you will merge into 385.
Head out of Hill City on 385 south towards the town of Custer.


This area can be bouldered year around. During the summer months expect afternoon showers move through that quickly dry up.
In some freak weather cases expect some light hail that is nothing to worry about as in July 2015....

Rock Climbing Photo: Little Hail Storm of 2015.
Little Hail Storm of 2015.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Custer Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Custer Bouldering:
V7   V7-8 7B PG13     Boulder, 20'   American Outlaw Boulders : TessArete Boulder
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Featured Route For Custer Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke Kretchmar getting established on This classic...

TessArete V7 7A+  South Dakota : Southern Black Hills : ... : TessArete Boulder
Stand start on the horrible bread pinch sloper feature. Left foot goes up high in the corner and your right just kind of dangles for a second. Throw your right hand up and slap the horrible sloper sidepull pocket. Immediately throw your left heel up and cross your left hand through. Work the seam pocket holds with your right and slap the slopers with your left. PUMPY! This problem will spit you off! One of the coolest arête features for the area....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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