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Old Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.84037, -103.40708 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ShanJ2me on May 8, 2015
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Description 

This another tier of Raspberry Rocks- one of many gullies that run parrellel to each other
This wall faces westerly and runs SW-NE direction.
Located in the first gully east of The Weather Watchers Wall
This area sees very little traffic- highly likely you will have the entire wall to yourself.
Good rock -fun climbs -shorter climbs than Weather Watchers Wall

Getting There 

When hiking up the approach to Raspberry cut over right - NE- roughly 400' before the top of the hill and the descent to the weather watchers wall.
The approach down is a talus field so lots of boulder hopping.
Option 2- if already at weather watchers wall walk to the NE end - left- scramble up the large sloping ramp and you will see the old wall. Some Boulder hopping will get you across the gully

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Friendly Finish 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Old Wall
Starting in a short right facing corner then choose one of three cracks that takes you to a small roof hand crack. Finishes with a "friendly" finger crack.Pulling the roof is probably the mental and physical crux. The fingers at the top is the technical crux. An Awesome crack climb that has good gear placements!...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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