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Land of Oz Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.84984, -103.53626 View Map  Incorrect?
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A vast and mysterious little crag, located behind The Bartizan Wall, that is filled with thrills, chills, and lions, tigers and bears, Oh my!

Getting There 

Start on the Cathedral Spires Trail. Walk until you are close enough to gaze at The Bartizan Wall without leaving the trail. When the trail jets to the immediate right for areas such as Spire One, head left. Follow a faint climbers' trail through the trees. Pass The Naked Rib and start heading up the hill. Enter a large meadow. The Land of Oz is a row of spires that sits two gullies away from The Bartizan Wall. When standing at the bottom of this chain of spires and facing uphill the climber's left has a large meadow while the climber's right will have a wide gully. The Land of Oz has climbs that face the trail which leads to Little Devil's Tower. Other climbs can be found within a corridor to the left of The Naked Rib. An esoteric tunnel -in the middle of this formation- grants easy access between both sides, in some cases, eliminating the need to walk all the way around.

Climbing Season

For the Custer State Park area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Land of Oz

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Land of Oz:
I'm Melting   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   I'm Melting Spire
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Featured Route For Land of Oz

Witch's Hat 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Witch's Hat
Follow a series of cracks to the top. A good ole' time will be had once you enter a long, yellow brick road of wicked chimney moves that will have you placing your flying monkey hands and feet on three separate spires all at once. Get ready to realize that you are not in Kansas anymore....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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