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Middle Earth Overlook Rock Climbing 

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Southeast facing, offering sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Sheltered from the wind. Steep crystal laiden face climbing to the regional high point. Great views into Middle Earth, The Outlets, Sylvan Peak and Harney Peak. Extra summit anchors were placed for the Pumpfest that provide opportunities for interesting top ropes. Hornsby's Rock is the next tower to the east on this massif.

Getting There 

Park at the turnout for Sylvan Lake Lodge on the south side of HWY 87/89. Cross the HWY and walk down the gravel road towards the Outlets for about two minutes. Middle Earth Overlook is the high point of the ridge of towers just left (north) of the gravel road.

Climbing Season

For the Outlets area.

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

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Chari's Face 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Middle Earth Overlook
This route climbs to the regional high point. Locate the steep face with a large water groove. Start out on the right by climbing a short bolted arete. Traverse left at the bulge then up into the water groove. Follow the groove to the summit. This is a good stepping stone route for 5.8 leaders. Enjoy the views....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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