The Chessmen Rock Climbing
The Chessmen main area as viewed from the NW. MT. ...
Traditional climbing area - a group of rocks south of Horsethief Lake in the Black Elk Wilderness.
Approach from Horsethief Lake.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Chessmen
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Chessmen:
Featured Route For The Chessmen
The Decline of Outdoor Safety 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a SD
: Horsethief Lake Area
: ... : Split Dome
We were first attracted to this line by it's beauty. When you look at it from Happiness is Water, the view of it is stunning. The route climbs the South Arete, about 15 feet right of a broken up dihedral. If you look in Busse & Burr's guide for Split Dome, they guessed our route to be the Horning route and it is labeled so in their book. The Horning route is nearby but this is not it....[more] Browse More Classics in SD