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Horsethief Lake Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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Getting There 

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Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

67 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',7],['5.8',8],['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
Rock Climbing Photo: Negotiating the crux

Stiff Richard 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Limp Richard
Awesome varying finger crack up the center of the face. Crux is obvious and somewhat long. The rest of the route still fun and challenging. Somewhat runout easy face to end it....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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