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Spindle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,626'
Location: 43.84892, -103.53096 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Only a few routes on this one. Summited first by the Conns on June 21st, 1955.

Getting There 

This is the large spire at the base of the 7/8 gully. Just to the NE of Edison Memorial.

Climbing Season

For the Cathedral Spires area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spindle:
Crystalline Lady   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 120'   
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Featured Route For Spindle
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Crystalline Lady 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spindle
Beyond all the heavily trafficked routes lies this classic. Climbs a nice hand crack on the S side of the spire with a cruxy exit out right. Then follows a line of huge crystals, which is tricky to protect. Don't follow arete all the way to the top. Trend left easily into trough to find belay/rap....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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