Sylvan Lake Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||43.84554, -103.56351 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Mike Housiaux on Sep 12, 2010|
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Sylvan Lake is a beautiful lake in the heart of the Hills. Sylvan Lake was formed when Sunday Gulch was damned up. It is one of the many man made lakes in the Hills. It is nestled in Custer State Park it is part of the needles highway. Sylvan Lake is the beginning of trail #9 which goes to Harney Peak.( 7,242 ft)
What many don't know is all the bouldering that can be done around the Sylvan Lake Area. This area not only has some of the hardest problems as of now but has a history like the Gil Boulder first climbed by the man himself John Gill. Homestar (V11) was first done by Chuck Fryberger. The hardman route is King of Town (unrepeated) first ascent by Matt Tschol v13/v14. Posting this because more than half the people i talk to in the Hills never knew these existed.
Start out going WEST on MT RUSHMORE RD/US-16 ALT/US-16A/CUSTER ST/SD-89 toward N 6TH ST. Continue to follow MT RUSHMORE RD/CUSTER ST/SD-89.- 0.6 mi
Turn LEFT onto US-385/SD-89.-4.9 mi
Turn RIGHT onto CR-313.-1.6 mi
Turn RIGHT onto FOX RIDGE RD.-0.2 m
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto CR-685.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
224 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Sylvan Lake
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sylvan Lake :
Featured Route For Sylvan Lake
A Certain Shade of Green 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a South Dakota
: Custer State Park
: ... : Outer Outlet
Ascends the steep black streak that 'I Want Out' avoids. Starts immediately left of the Conn Diagonal, look for bolt at 15'. Scramble up the slab and find a finger size placement before the second bolt. Make a delicate traverse to a decent rest before firing into the crux. Very thin, techy, and powerful transition getting into the seam. Catch a poor rest in an undercling and get ready for the 6' deadpoint move. If yo...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota