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Horsethief Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Mucho Rock

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For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

69 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',8],['5.8',9],['5.9',9],['5.10',22],['5.11',5],['5.12',4],['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
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Almastafa 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : High Point / Labor Day Week...
Do you enjoy hand jams, finger locks, fins, and hard crystal pulling? How about all of that in one route. This route has it all and is a true classic on high quality rock that surprisingly is free of moss and liken. This route climbs the left arête then transitions right under the roof to some flakes and a bolt. From there the route follows the flakes and the finger / hand crack to a bulge at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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