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Submitted By: Rich F. on Jul 8, 2012  with updates from Nathan D Johnson

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BETA PHOTO: Brenda on the Pronghorn summit

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The Pronghorn is a free standing spire, about 75 yards south of the Shipyard rock. The spire is about 50 feet tall and appears to have about four routes on it going up the different sides. It stands off by more or less by itself, even though it is very close to the main South Seas climbing routes.

Getting There 

Turn right (south) at the South Seas sign-in register and follow the main trail for about 50 yards until it starts to peter out, then angle about 45 degrees left (southeast) and you will walk right by the spire. It's an easy hike, with very little elevation change.

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For the South Seas area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Brenda at the base of the Pronghorn route.

Trophy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Pronghorn
Climb starts just to the right side of the short chimney (with the scraggly pine tree above it) on the south side of the spire. The crux is only a few moves and is down low, around the 3rd bolt -- but the crux and the entire climb are very well protected with bolts until the last 12 feet to the summit. There are about 10 new bolts on the climb that lead to an anchor on the "ridge" with a large chain link attached to it. There is another anchor with a single link a foot above and to the right ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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