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Happiness is Water Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.88187, -103.50345 View Map  Incorrect?
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This is a nice large spire, about 130 feet tall. The south face is covered in a ton of beautiful feldspar. When viewed from North Needle area, it sort of looks like a castle. There are two big chimneys on the south corners. Directly beyond it to the west is Split Dome.

Getting There 

Hike to North Needle area. Descend in the nice meadow with lots of greenery and walk to the edge of a divide. It is the last spire in the meadow before you would have to descend to the left to cross the divide. The first spire on the opposite side of the divide is Split Dome.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Happiness is Water

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Happiness is Water:
Happiness is Whiskey   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Happiness is Whiskey 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Happiness is Water
This route climbs a beautiful feldspar line on the south face. The first 15 feet climbs up some blocks under a very small roof. You then step right off a ledge onto the face and begin a section of about 100 feet of climbing where the difficulty never drops below 5.7 and never above 5.8. Very beautiful and continuous steep line with awesome positive holds almost the whole route.After a short minor crux near the fourth bolt, climb left of a crack which takes a couple pieces of small gear, throu...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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