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The Trash Can Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.88751, -103.47016 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Feb 1, 2015
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Description 

The Trash Can Boulders are a nice cluster of blocks located right off the parking lot and camping of Wrinkled Rock area in Rushmore. Once parked these blocks take less than a minute to get to. A great area to warm up or end the day having fun. Easy problems to hard man problems exist with everything in between also.
Problems to check out are:
WARM UP-V1*** --FIVE ALIVE BOULDER
FIVE ALIVE V4*** -- FIVE ALIVE BOULDER
TRASH CAN RIGHT, MIDDLE V7/V8***- THE TRASH CAN BOULDER
HEAVY BREATHING V5** -HEAVY BREATHING BLOCK
LITTLE FALL GUY V3/V4** - HEAVY BREATHING BLOCK
HIRSCH'S V5*** - HEAVY BREATHING BLOCK

Getting There 

PARK AT WRINKLED ROCK CAMPGROUND YOU WILL SEE THE BLOCKS.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Trash Can Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Trash Can Boulders:
A little Snow, Wet Holds and Bad Music   V3 6A     Boulder   HEAVY BREATHING BOULDER
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A little Snow, Wet Holds and Bad Music V3 6A  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : HEAVY BREATHING BOULDER
Corner problem and probably the most done problem on this boulder. Looks quite easy when you first glance at this problem. Good holds, chalked up and a sweet dyke pinch feature up top. Well this is one of THOSE problems that can shut you down or feel easy certain days. SDS move up to the corner jug and throw around the corner. Get feet established and balance up to grip the dyke pinches at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jun 30, 2013
Great area, short approach, and a variety of problems in the V0 - Vhard range. I presume Mike Olsen nabbed many of the FAs here hence the large number of red dots scattered amongst the boulders. Hopefully these pictures help a bit for anyone looking to get out and get some sends. If anyone knows names and grades please post up.
By Greg Parker
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From: Cardiff, CA
Jul 1, 2013
Mike Olsen actually added dots AFTER many of these were sent by Dave A., Eric Sutton, myself....
By Wilson On The Drums
From: Woodbury, MN
Jul 1, 2013
Thanks for the awesome info/beta Greg, I've heard similar things about the red dots going up after problems had already been sent or established. I'll get the routes up on here to reflect that info as well as change some of those colored lines. This is a great area with really fun routes.
By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Feb 8, 2015
In the 1970's, 80's and 90's we referred to these boulders as the "Borglum Memorial Boulders". We referred to the boulders south of the Mt Rushmore Visitors Center between "Riordon's Rock" and the "Oval Office" just below the now off limits parking spot as the "Trash Can Boulders". Many of these problems were climbed in the 1970's and 1980's.

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