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The Oval Office Boulders ( Visitor Center Boulders)

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The Oval Office Boulders ( Visitor Center Boulders) Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Mar 24, 2016
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Just off the highway right past the visitors center of Mount Rushmore boosts some good bouldering. In fact enough to spend a morning or afternoon. Lots of highball problems exist. The stone in the drainage proper is high quality and some of the best "looking" boulders in the area some can't be climbed due to no holds. Most problems are in the mid range for grades with a couple of harder problems. Almost every problem down here equates to 2-3 stars. Look for the pull off on the side of the road and make sure you pull off all the way so as to not stick out on the highway. Being close to the monument make sure to adhere to all climbing laws and LNT ethics. This is directly below the employee parking for Rushmore.

Getting There 

Drive about 1/4 mile past the monument you will take a sharp curve west (left) and then hit a straight away. Look for the pull offs before the road curves north ( right)

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Breakin Bricks with Wet Nips V3 6A  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : The Interrogation Room
Stand start with right hand on crimp. Left hand goes on a left side sloper. Throw left toe and hook on the corner and move up on small sharp protruding crimps through the bulge. Mantle.This problem climbs out of a small cave feature on the east side of formation....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Apr 5, 2016
Once again Mike, The boulders were known as the "Trash Can Boulders" in the 1970s-90s...

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