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Obelisk Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.8488, -103.53401 View Map  Incorrect?
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Looking at Obelisk from Spire Four

Description 

The Obelisk is the northern most summit of the Spire Three mass. First topped out by the Conns on May 7th, 1953.

Getting There 

Best approached from the N. Then you can either hike to the W side via the 2/3 gully, or climb into the 3/4 gully for the E face.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Obelisk
Rock Climbing Photo: A local's classic.

North Corner 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Obelisk
A surprisingly fun, steep, two pitch adventure! Perfect for a hot day or if the classics are already taken. Maybe it's not as good as G.O.D., Cat's Meow, or the Crack of Earthly Delights but it's next in line.1) 5.9+ 125' Starting just below the 3/4 gully saddle find a mossy ledge behind a tree. Aim for the short finger crack through a bulge at about 25' (crux). Easier terrain skirts around the ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Photos of Obelisk Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Obelisk from Spire Four
Obelisk from Spire Four
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking to Spire Three from Obelisk formation
Looking to Spire Three from Obelisk formation
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out from crack on regular Conn route on Ob...
Looking out from crack on regular Conn route on Ob...
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch of Regular Conn Route of Obelisk - 5.7...
First pitch of Regular Conn Route of Obelisk - 5.7...
Rock Climbing Photo: Obelisk formation from the Two - Three Gully
Obelisk formation from the Two - Three Gully

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