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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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Location: 43.87453, -103.45694 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Mar 24, 2016
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Description 

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Thats Politics Bitch V3 6A  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : The Interrogation Room
Tall highball slab looking problem can't miss it when you come to this area. Crux is the upper section. Work the sidepull feature with your right and crystals with your left. nice jug holds mid way up. Take a rest and bump up on small crystal holds and get your feet high. Throw for the orange jug feature on the top. Great tall warm up for the area....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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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...