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Stinger Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.8863, -103.46902 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 11, 2002
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Description 

There are three main rock formations just north of Wrinkled Rock (the prominent steep rock next to the parking areas). Stinger is the center of the three. Although this rock is in the Rushmore area, which must be the most popular climbing area in state, it probably only sees a few ascents a year, if that. There is a very strange route on its west side.

Getting There 

Take the trail that runs between Wrinkled Rock and Chopping Block to the uphill side. Then head right (north) and start counting rock formations. Walk past Wrinkled Rock, and then Razorback (a very thin formation). The next rock is Stinger. Look for for a piton in a horizontal on the west (uphill side).

Climbing Season

For the Chopping Block area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stinger:
Charlotte's Web    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Stinger
Rock Climbing Photo: Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Stinger
Climb the obvious hand crack. Traverse onto face towards large block and finish out on a crimpy face. Crux is up high. Bolted anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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