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Rapid City Area Rock Climbing 


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This includes all the areas in and around the city of Rapid City.

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200 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',81],['2 Stars',61],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',7],['5.8',15],['5.9',12],['5.10',22],['5.11',21],['5.12',18],['5.13',9],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',17],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',24],['V6-7',11],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',2],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rapid City Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rapid City Area:
Center Roof Problem   V0 4     TR, Boulder, 20'   Meat Packing Plant : Settler's Rock (a.k.a., Veg...
Slot Machine   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   South Central (Main Area) : Slot Machine Boulder
Southern Discomfort   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   South Central (Main Area) : Southern Discomfort Boulder
Spermatose   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Falling Rock : South Canyon Wall
Trench Foot NS   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   The VC
Fortune Cookie   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The VC
Hucky Sucky 5.10 Bucky   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   The VC
Blockhead   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall
Flatland Fever   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Falling Rock : North Canyon Wall
Charlie Chang RS   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   The VC
Going Commie   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   The VC
Pliny the Elder   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Bethlehem
Mogo Chaji   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   The VC
Love You Long Time   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   The VC
Bucket Head   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   The VC
Bluecelee   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   The VC
Me So Horny   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   The VC
Foot Fist Way   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   The VC
Steep & Cheap   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   The VC
Ninja Please   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 80'   The VC
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Featured Route For Rapid City Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris getting the jug after 2nd clip

Pliny the Elder 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  South Dakota : Rapid City Area : Bethlehem
Start on the ledge to the left of "gogol bordello" move up the prow to the crack on your left. Under-cling the roof crack with your feet on the slab to clip the 3rd bolt.Very exciting route!...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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