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The Pig Boulders

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The Pig Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Dec 21, 2011
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Description 

The pig area holds some of the best crimpy face bouldering at palisades state park. It has some of the parks taller high ball bouldering and some notorious problems. The classic climb to do is Green Eggs And Ham (V3) which involves a sit start in a small cave and works an overhang out to around 15ft to a face climb the last 5-10ft. Be sure ti check out Red Whine (V3) a awesome problem as well. Beautiful area next to the river not alot of traffic. Looking for crimpy pumpy technical face climbs the bouldering by the river can offer a few fun routes as well.

Getting There 

When crossing the bridge this area is below and to your right. Follow park path down stairs and to your right at the bottom of the stair case.

Climbing Season

For the Palisades State Park area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['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',2],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For The Pig Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Draewell on Red Whine V3

Red Whine V3 6A  South Dakota : East Side SD : ... : The Pig Boulders
Like any good bottle of wine, this route has a bit of dust from years of aging in a cool dank corner in the basement of the park. Take a moment to notice the pinkish color and cloudy appearance and ponder the bouquet of cedar, froth, and raccoon poop. Pop the cork on this full-bodied route by placing a high left foot and then jumping to the high starting holds. Once established you will notice the rounded texture which sits on the palate as you contemplate committing to a possibly wet sloping ho...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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