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Horsethief Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Getting There 

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For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

59 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',21],['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',4],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['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
Madam Mohawk   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   Hidden Acres : Right of Passage
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: Bella Venetta goes up the sunny face to the right ...

Bella Venetta 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  South Dakota : Horsethief Lake Area : ... : Horsethief Spire East Face
This outstanding route lies just to the right of the corridor used to access the West Face area. Steep and sustained, the Rushmore Guidebook refers to this as 'one of the best 45' sport routes in the area'. It is not to be missed!...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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