The Grotto is the name of the primary rock at West World.
Follow directions as described in the West World climbing area.
Climbing Season For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Grotto
The Safety Blade 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c South Dakota
: The Needles Of Rushmore
: ... : Grotto
This route follows the bolted sharp arete just right of "Don't Shoot, I'm Only The Belayer". It is difficult to avoid stemming to the formation on the right at the top. Let your conscience be your guide on when to step out right. Clipping the last bolt and the anchors will prove more challenging without stemming across to the formation on the right. The intent of the first ascentionist's is to stay on the left side of the arete on this route. The earlier you stem right the easier the route will ...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota