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Horsethief Lake Area

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Horsethief Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Weather station 1.8 miles from here

58 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',7],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',18],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horsethief Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horsethief Lake Area:
Sultan's Tower   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   The Playground : Playground Proper
Breaking Wave   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Chessmen : Breaking Wave Spire
Happiness is Whiskey   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   The Chessmen : Happiness is Water
American Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   Primal Wall Area
Spanky's Delight   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 95'   Horsethief Spire : Horsethief Spire West Face
Stairway to Heaven   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 95'   Horsethief Spire : Horsethief Spire West Face
Stiff Richard   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 75'   The Chessmen : Limp Richard
Remnants of a Fine Woman   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Hidden Acres : Streaked Wall
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Featured Route For Horsethief Lake Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  SD : Horsethief Lake Area : ... : Horsethief Spire West Face
This is one of those few Black Hills gear routes, no bolts until you hit the anchors. Steep and sustained on great pro! It is recommended that you scramble to the summit, the views are outstanding!...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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