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Boulder right next to the river by Chockstone Tower. Classic Palisades boulder problem using tiny crimpers and smearing.

Getting There 

Enter Palisades State park and hang a left drive to pull off area and park. Proceed down the stairs on the hiking path and once at the bottom keeping going forward for a bit look right and look for the obvious boulder by the water with the blank face facing the water.

Climbing Season

For the Palisades State Park area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Thunderslap V4 6B  South Dakota : East Side SD : ... : River Boulder
I believe this route is technically a harder variation to the Irregular Arete. Start low on the upstream end of the River Boulder on the two jugs on either side of the bulge. Get low and difficult to see feet, or a heel/toe hook around the right edge. Manage your way up the bulge with a couple powerful throws and slaps up the arete feature to your right.*This problem is an eliminate and does not use the face to the left of the bulge and stays on the bulge itself the entire time. If you use the f...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Mike Madsen
From: Rapid City
Mar 31, 2010

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