Mason after leading just jugs "J Jugs" T...
North Park is a fun area with lots of short moderate sport routes with interesting large features for holds. The area is well bolted and very friendly to climbers beginning to lead. It is possible to top rope most of the climbs via scramble.
Park at the Chopping Block/South Seas Parking area and walk North West (towards Horse Thief Lake) down Hwy 244 for approximately 200 yards. Look South (left as you are walking towards Horse Thief Lake) as soon as you pass the rock that has been blasted out to construct the Hwy and you will see a faint trail. Take this trail and walk approximately 50 yards and you come to a rock with two bolted routes ascending fins and flakes. Continue up the trail another 50 yards for the rest of the routes.
An alternative and potentially easier way to get there is to park at the Wrinkle Rock Camp Ground. Walk behind the outhouse toward hwy 244(west). Walk between two rocks where a bunch of small trees have been recently cut down. Cross the road and you should see the small trail heading into the forest.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Park
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Just Jugs 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c South Dakota
: Mount Rushmore National Mem...
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This is not a typical route at Rushmore. There are a lot of really interesting large features to use. This is the route on the left. Start up the route past the first bolt to an overhange. Traverse right a couple of feet on big holds. Reach up and pinch/lieback on a large fin/flake. Continue up on large holds until you get the last bolt (6th bolt). Continue up the easy slab to the anchors. Note, this route shares the 6th bolt and anchors with Fintastic....[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota