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Elkhorn Peak Rock Climbing 

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Chipmunk Stampede(5.8+) on the Left and Corn Palac...


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

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Long chimney to shoulder and then ridge scramble t...

The Corn Palace Connection 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Elkhorn Peak
We climbed a large chimney for two very long pitched that gets you on the shoulder of the west side of Elk Horn Peak. We then did a couple of other pitches and with a bunch of 3rd class climbing with some short sections of 5th class to the top of Elkhorn Peak. The rock on the first two pitches was stellar and you can simul rappel off the shoulder after that, but for full adventure potential climb to the summit for some great views....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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