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Location: 43.84142, -103.54548 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Jul 1, 2002


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BETA PHOTO: Hitching Post and hordes of tourists.


Hitching Post is the spire making up the right edge of the Needles Eye side of the tunnel. A fantastic easy route ascends from very near the entrance to the tunnel itself, and tourists occasionally climb it and scream for help to get down. Some harder bolted lines are also scattered around the other faces of this complicated massif, and don't necessarily end on the summit pinnacle.

Getting There 

Directly across from the Needles Eye on the right side of the tunnel. The bolted lines are downhill past the guardrail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Hitching Post

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hitching Post:
Hitching Post   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Angela Arp and Alison Larsen on top of Hitching Po...

Hitching Post 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Hitching Post
One of the finest 5.2s on the face of the Earth. Do this in the winter or on a weekday or you'll end up in a hundred home movies.Start almost in the tunnel. Climb steep but juggy rock up the back side of the rock to the summit ridge. Make airy moves along the summit ridge to the tippy top. Very few 5.2s reach a perch like this.Rap straight down to the parking lot - I think one rope just makes it....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: aaron and jay on HP
aaron and jay on HP
Rock Climbing Photo: Brenda raps from the Hitching Post summit back to ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hitching Post with The Fan behind it.  Photo taken...
BETA PHOTO: Hitching Post with The Fan behind it. Photo taken...

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