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Needles Ice Climbing

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Shaft (Trail 4 Ice Flows), The 

Needles Ice Climbing Rock Climbing 


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Ice Climbing 

The Needles aren't just for rock climbing anymore baby.

There are two very popular ice climbing areas in the Needles at Honeybear near Sylvan Lake and Palmer Creek on the flanks of Harney Peak. Less crowded and with longer and more complicated approaches than Spearfish Canyon. These are great places to enjoy a peaceful day of great moderate ice climbing.

Getting There 

Complicated and spread out - look under rock directions.

Climbing Season

For the Custer State Park area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Needles Ice Climbing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Needles Ice Climbing:
Honey Bear Main Flow   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   Honey Bear
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Featured Route For Needles Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing Photo: The icicle on the left and The shaft on the right.

The icicle WI2-3  SD : Custer State Park : ... : The Shaft (Trail 4 Ice Flow...
Smaller fun warm up ice flow. Sometimes it comes in really fat and sometimes it just fills the drainage. Both are exciting and fun leads. This route will give you a few minutes of an alpine feeling. Can be 2 pitches when conditions are right.P1: ascend the ice drainage to its end. P2: You can follow either right or left at the top and follow ice flows (when in) to the actual summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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