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Sunday Gulch Rock Climbing 

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Sunday gulch is behind the dam at Sylvan Lake. It has amazing surroundings and the hike in is always enjoyable.A few hard lines exist Kevin Bein has some impressive lines throughout the Gulch. Sunday Gulch Trail, This trail offers perhaps the most unique scenery of all the park's hiking trails. Descending into Sunday Gulch the trail crosses the stream several times while passing over large boulders and near magnificent granite walls. Sunday Gulch presents a variety of unique plants rarely seen in other areas of the park. Spruce, pine and a mixture of hardwoods line the trail. The round trip of the trail is 2.8 miles and is Strenuous! Leave No Trace Ethics

Theodore Reder began filling the crevice with concrete to form Sylvan Lake. Ox teams hauled two carloads of cement.

The dam was 33 feet high, 40 feet wide and 6 feet thick when completed.

  • ***Trail is closed November to May or as marked at trailhead****

Getting There 

Trailhead for Sunday gulch starts behind the dam on Sylvan Lake

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sunday Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sunday Gulch:
Mehöff   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Sport, 120'   Not-Stonehenge?
The Bong Family   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 115'   Not-Stonehenge?
They Are Afraid Of Her   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 150'   Sunday Gulch Rock
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Featured Route For Sunday Gulch
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber moving into upper chimney from top of flak...

The Bong Family 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Not-Stonehenge?
On the north side of the cliff, about 20 feet in, is a 25 foot dihedral which ends at horizontal crack. Climb the dihedral and the flake above, then traverse left into the upper wide crack. Climb crack to end, place gear, and move left onto face. Clip first of three bolts. Move left towards arête and clip second bolt. Go up to third bolt (shared with Crazyhorse) and make difficult exit moves....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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