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Old Hill City Road

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Old Hill City Road Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.90742, -103.47888 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Boots McGoots on Oct 4, 2013


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S facing, 30 second approach. A good place for a quick cold day work out. A few decent routes mixed in with a number of dirty ones.

Getting There 

From Keystone, go W on Old Hill City Road for 3.8 miles until you are perpendicular to the large granite walls (Indian Rocks)

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Old Hill City Road

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Old Hill City Road:
Golden Spike    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   1880 Wall East
Chuga Chuga   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   1880 Wall East
Loco Motion    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   1880 Wall East
Sioux Pride   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   The Big Chief
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Rock Climbing Photo: Same pic with route shown. Note the two anchor bol...

Counting Coup 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  South Dakota : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Tipi Tower
The route starts on a good ledge with a small tree. Climb an easy face straight up. Step R beneath the obvious corner and move through the crux (with a scary fall potential). Continue up, moving L around the arete, pulling through a number of bulges. Rap from two bolts. WATCH ROPE LENGTH. You can get down with a 60m, but you may need to down climb just a bit...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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