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East Lies Iron Hills Rock Climbing 

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Part of the Near Downs Ridge line, this secluded crag has high quality rock with AM shade and PM sun. The north face is located in narrow corridor chock full of ferns and other various flora. Along with the numerous routes of all grades on the Near Downs, West Lies Mirkwood and the Far Downs this is a great place to get in a lot of high quality climbing without moving too far.

Getting There 

Go behind the lake follow the obvious trail past the Outlets, head to the top of the saddle passing in between Duet & Riddle. Head down the gravel trail, take your second left hoping over downed trees into a narrow corridor East Lies Iron Hills is the first formation on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Middle Earth area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in East Lies Iron Hills

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Lies Iron Hills:
The Eye of Sauron   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For East Lies Iron Hills

One Ring to Rule Them All 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : East Lies Iron Hills
Just another great Needles route, face climbing around a thin flare. Begin just left of 'The Eye of Sauron's' bolt line on a right facing flake. Take flake up to first bolt and a series of thin cracks. Sustained climbing with good gear takes you to the second bolt. Keep on the same path into the water chute straight above. Excellent belay perch. Hardware replaced by BHCC, 6/19/15....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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