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Harkor Tower Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,403'
Location: 43.68764, -96.52144 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Mar 20, 2010
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Description 

Palisades State Park is on the southern edge of the Coteau des Prairies, a series of glacial deposits that extend north and south for nearly 200 miles in eastern South Dakota. A thin layer of debris was deposited by glaciers atop the quartzite. Beds of dark red pipestone can be found between the layers.

This is one of the few areas in the nation where pipestone is found. The mineral was considered sacred by American Indians and depressions still remain where it was once quarried.

For millions of years, Split Rock Creek cut deep gorges through Palisades State Park. Geologists estimate the Sioux quartzite spires are 1.2 billion years old.

Four hiking trails twist and turn through these beautiful Sioux quartzite formations. The cliffs and formations are also used by organized climbing groups to practice their scaling and rappelling techniques. Bolting is not allowed on the quartzite formations. Please contact the park before you head out for other climbing regulations.

Getting There 

Located 10 miles north of I-90, Brandon Exit 406

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Harkor Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Harkor Tower:
Cemetery Gates   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR   
Glimmer   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR   
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Featured Route For Harkor Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Jade Hillestad climbs Glimmer Circa 2010

Glimmer 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  South Dakota : East Side SD : ... : Harkor Tower
Climb directly up the face to the right of the chimney. DO NOT USE LEFT CORNER Palisades classic face climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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