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|Administrators:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
|Submitted By:||Peter Gram on Jun 21, 2002|
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By Dan Dewell
May 20, 2003
Part of the problem with the Rock Maze is that there isn't anything to consult for information on the area. We do not have a guidebook or anything else, except for the website, and what information I have been able to get my hands on has been inconsistent and incomplete at best.
I'm heading out to the Rock Maze this afternoon to take pictures of EVERY single problem I know of (or until my camera can't hold anymore data), and then it won't be so hard to figure out what problem we are all talking about. I've spent the last four years out there searching and doing stuff that I had never done before with a variety of individuals, stuff that nobody has told me otherwise about--until now.
I have put stuff up on the site to start keeping record for the area, because it is a spectacular area, in my opinion. It would be nice to have some kind of source (this website) to consult and add to over time, and that has been my intentions from the beginning--not to claim FAs or anything as trivial. I couldn't give a shit. I just want a resource to let us know what is around and what skill/strength level is required.
I've also been trying to clean the area up, because whoever visits the area seems to LOVE Taco Bell and Amoco (there's trash everywhere). And I realize that other people besides boulderers go to the Rock Maze. We just need to watch this activity and clean up when we can, right? I take almost an entire garbage bag out with me every other time I go out there. AND, somebody has been destroying vegetation--obviously climbers (I'll add a picture for effect tonight).
PS. Baldy, Iron Moutain, and any other area I am aware of will be combed with a camera in the next month, too. So, when we're done with the Rock Maze, then we'll hash out the others.
By Cameron Luth
Oct 26, 2006
|This place rocks. The problems are pretty easy to find, the majority you just have to walk around the outside and you can see most of them. If you come here tho i would recommend to bring a brush for some of the holds.|
By Taylor Biggin
May 11, 2009
|Yea this place is really cool. People have parties up there and the place is pretty trashed. I've gone climbing up there once and we go paintballing all the time up there.|
By BRIAN S. ANDERSON
Jun 6, 2009
|YOU KNOW I JUST STARTED CLIMBING AND THIS PLACE IS GREAT FOR LEARNING the basics on moving on the rock. It is a gorgeous place to relax and have fun climbing and hiking. THERE IS ONE PROBLEM: people please respect the area and clean up your trash. Please, this is truly a remarkable area to enjoy, but "pack out what you pack in." I will post pictures on here soon for a more updated view of the "MAZE" AS WELL AS a few of me solving some of the problems in the maze. I love this gorgeous area.......|
By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 7, 2010
|I just visited the Maze again over Thanksgiving, and I was horrified by all of the graffiti. It would be nice to see a clean up, and locals should organize some ass kicking squads to take care of whoever is trashing the place.|
From: Rapid City
Mar 27, 2017
|The Black Hills Climbers' Coalition will be cleaning up the area and removing graffiti from the Rock Maze during the annual Adopt-a-Crag event. Please join us at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 22, 2017.|