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Spire Six Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,666'
Location: 43.84941, -103.53215 View Map  Incorrect?
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One of the more remote and underexplored areas within the Cathedral Spires. Fraught with narrow, labyrinth-like gullies, sudden shear drop offs and approaches that become climbs in themselves, this area is guaranteed to provide chills, thrills, isolation, desolation and many opportunities for viewing wildlife, rare plants and spectacular vistas. Summits tend to be short and are sometimes accessed from the tops of ridges rather from the lowest parts of gullies.

Getting There 

Best approach is from the northern side. Hike from the parking lot on the left fork of the spires trail until you get to the Picket Fence area. Find a faint trail that heads in a south east direction. Spire Six itself is an obvious, low-angle fifth class scramble just a few hundred yards east of Kampsite.

Climbing Season

For the Cathedral Spires area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Spire Six

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spire Six:
Empire State Building   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 150'   
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Featured Route For Spire Six
Rock Climbing Photo: Empire State Building, 5.10

Empire State Building 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Six
A absolutely fabulous line on the south face of a massive formation located within the south westerly side of the Spire Six ridgeline.Starts on a mostly-unprotectable slab which gives way to a sick, nearly dead vertical hand crack that can get steep within cruxy places. A climb that would make King Kong himself proud! The route has excellent rock quality after you move past some cruddy rock at the very beginning. After that it presents multiple physical challenges with the most dominating crux a...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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