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Horsethief Spire West Face

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Horsethief Spire West Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.88803, -103.48126 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dave Rone on Aug 14, 2015


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BETA PHOTO: Corridor (and chock stone) that leads to the west ...


Morning shade or afternoon sun, whichever you want. It can be windy on the west face terraces.

Getting There 

Scoot under the chock stone, then through the narrow corridor to the west face terraces.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Horsethief Spire West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horsethief Spire West Face:
Spanky's Delight   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 95'   
Stairway to Heaven   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 95'   
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Featured Route For Horsethief Spire West Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : 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 South Dakota

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