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Submitted By: wilgear on Apr 16, 2015
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The climbing area is on the back side of the formation as seen from the needles eye parking lot. It is down hill from the Goldline formation. The formation is not very impressive from the Needles Eye side, but the back side has a few sections of rock that are over 100 feet high.

Getting There 

From the base of Goldline, head down hill to the next rock formation. You can go around the right side, but the left side is easier. the climbing routes are on the opposite (downhill) side of the formation. It is only about 4-5 minutes from the Needles Eye parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at the base of the route.

Up the Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : The Back Side
This is a well bolted safe route by Needle standards. The route goes up a the rounded buttress....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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