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Elkhorn Peak Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Mike McNeil on Sep 8, 2014
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Chipmunk Stampede(5.8+) on the Left and Corn Palac...

Description 

Large complex area of many walls, ridges, and spires.

Getting There 

From the Harney Peak horse camp across the highway from the Palmer Gultch KOA take trail 8 until it intersects with trail 9. Then take trail 9 to the base of the north face of the main wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Route goes up nice hand cracks and chimneys to fin...

Spicy Thai Tuna 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Elkhorn Peak
Climb into gully at the start of Mr. October Two and go right at the spectacular handcrack that slants to the right and set up belay under the roof 5.8 170ft. Traverse left ten feet to a sweet hand and finger crack and pull roof to the left. Go up huge chimney finding nice small gear in the face until you can place a 5 camalot in the large crack . Continue up the crack to set up a belay on a nice ledge 5.8 140ft. On pitch three traverse right place gear and then down climb10 feet and traverse...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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