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Playground Proper Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Generally flat approach. Can be a bit wet and there are usually a number of creeks running across the trail that you'll have to cross.

Getting There 

Park at the first pull off in the Horsethief Lake parking lot. Follow trail #14 for a little more than half a mile until you reach an intersection in the trail. Stay right at the intersection and keep following #14. This is the start of the Playground Proper.

Climbing Season

For the The Needles Of Rushmore area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['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 Playground Proper

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Playground Proper:
Sultan's Tower   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   
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Featured Route For Playground Proper
Rock Climbing Photo: The more improbable looking side of The Pickle as ...

The Pickle 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Playground Proper
As far as we could tell this was an unclimbed spire hidden in the maze of gullies and corridors near the foot of Sultan's Tower. In order to summit, climb the shorter neighboring spire to the south. Sling the top and sack up to the eerie step across to the bigger spire. Climb a few more feet to the small summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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