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Guilt Edge Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.88165, -103.50176 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tater Tot on Aug 29, 2016
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Working on the route before a thunderstorm


Guilt Edge is in an awesome and beautiful spot high up in the Chessmen, just east of the horseshoe area. It is easy to know if you are in the right area, as it is right next to the North Needle, a large Needles Eye type feature. When viewed from the west it appears to be a very pointy spire. While it is certainly an individual spire, it is also kind of a long fin.

Getting There 

Approach from any of the Chessmen approaches is about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Once you reach Death Flake Arete, Limp Richard, etc, continue west to the high point of the ridge.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Working on the route before a thunderstorm

The Gilty Hooker 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Guilt Edge
Beautiful crystal pinching on great rock in an awesome location! Starts in your face with a small bulge to a dead vertical crimper section. After two bolts, proceed to a short vertical finger crack which takes gear. Continue above this on techy 5.9 past one more bolt and a very small tricky gear placement in a horizontal pod. Easier terrain leads to your last piece in a mid sized horizontal which you use to traverse about 10 feet right to a band of crystals you can use to gain the summit.As ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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