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Gatepost Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.85101, -103.53271 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

First summited by the Conns on Oct 2nd, 1949 via the NE ridge.

Getting There 

When approaching on the Cathedral Spires trail, and looking at the Picket Fence area from the SW, Gatepost is the left-most spire.

Climbing Season

For the Custer State Park area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Scheherazade on Gatepost

Scheherazade 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Gatepost
One of the better trad lines in the Needles. May be only 10+, but a full value one at that! Best done as one pitch but be very mindful of rope management, and be prepared to be on the lead for awhile. Gear and rock are excellent. Though some placement opportunities are a little ways apart, it never becomes R rated. Just exciting!Start in right facing off-width to gain the beautiful zig-zagging crack. When crack starts to disappear towards the top, traverse left then up face to link a couple more...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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