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Pine Tree Rock

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Pine Tree Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.88486, -103.46835 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Pine Tree Rock is home to several moderate to hard, well-protected sport routes;(all L to R) Kiss My Aspen .10+, Evergreen .9, and Ate One Today .10b, on the W side. Summer School .10+ or .11(var), Bruiser .11-, and Emergency Snow Route .9, are on the SW side. All routes have rappel/lowering anchors on top.

Getting There 

From the Chopping Block sign-in station, head left and slightly uphill on the well-traveled trail, which then heads (W) steeply up the hill. After a couple hundred feet, Pine Tree Rock will be on the left. Looking up on the N side, you will be able to see Kiss My Aspen, Evergreen, and Ate One Today. These routes require two-rope rappels. Continuing up and around to the left, you will see the other 3 routes. There is also a trail to Pine Tree Rock heading SE from Chopping Block and the Meat Counter.

Climbing Season

For the Chopping Block area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pine Tree Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pine Tree Rock:
Evergreen   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Emergency Snow Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Emergency Snow Route

Emergency Snow Route 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  South Dakota : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Pine Tree Rock
The route is slightly overhanging for the first 35', so you might get a wee bit of a pump. But the holds through the schist are real positive! The crux is some steep reachy moves above the schist, moving into and up left out of a shallow pod about half-way. The route has lots of fun moves on great holds, with excellent pro. The original 5.9 rating may be a little soft. The name comes from a massive snow storm on 6/9/95 that delayed it's creation for a few days! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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