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South Wall

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Beginners Thruch T,TR 
Dave's Crack TR 
Do You Want To Live Forever? T,TR 
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Little Miss Em T,TR 
Mystery Climb T,TR 
Palisades Light Rack Club TR 
Sandahl T,TR 
Sweet Areta T,TR 
Verdict, The T,TR 
Vern Thing T,TR 
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South Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.68755, -96.52039 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Mar 28, 2010
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Description 

South Wall is to the Left of Harkor Tower. This wall has many fun climbs from a 5.11 to a 5.2 great wall for beginners to advanced.

Getting There 

When entering the park take a left and follow the road up pull of to the side of the road. Walk down the stairs to the right and then follow the dirt trail right at the bottom of the stairs the first wall is Harkor Tower there is a huge split between Harkor Tower and South Wall

Climbing Season

For the Palisades State Park area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['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 South Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Wall:
Garden Path   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 50'   
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Featured Route For South Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Locate Sweet Areta between Mystery Climb and Begin...

Sweet Areta 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  South Dakota : East Side SD : ... : South Wall
Slightly overhanging arete (~40 feet), located between MYSTERY Climb (8th in sequence on South Wall) and Beginner's Thruch (9th in sequence in Fossum, et al guide-book). Natural arete line that begs to be climbed. Don't use ledges on Thruch. Some loose blocks seem worrisome: handle with care. Sustained angle keeps one's attention at all times. Don't know if I'm FA; no evident signs of previous climbs. Various techniques required: Jams, layback, undercling, crimps, foot-matches, side-to...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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