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Grotto Rock Climbing 

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The Grotto is the name of the primary rock at West World.

Getting There 

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

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Step of Valor

Step of Valor 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Grotto
This is an amazing moderate trad route, gear is Bomber! P1- this is the physical crux at the beginning and at the end of the pitch. Take the left vertical Crack below the tree. A good Boulder spot for the leader is advised until they get the first piece in. Head left at the tree up the sweet diagonaling fist-hand-finger crack. Finish on a slaby top out at anchors.P2- Mental Crux. Head LEFT of anchors to a single bolt (hard to spot), clip it &Take The Step of Valor! Stem the gap and chimney up a...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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