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The Twin Planets

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The Twin Planets Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.79324, -103.36006 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Mar 17, 2016
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Description 

The Twin Planets are two beautiful tall boulders. These high quality boulders sit right at the main entrance or some of the first blocks you encounter. Both have great lands and something about sitting at the base of these offers a rare perspective of the Black Hills grasslands and prairie. Many fun warm up problems lie on these boulders and should not be dismissed. This area also boosts ONE of the hardest established boulder problems, " E.T." V9.

Getting There 

Follow the old 2 track road up. Once you get to the top of the hill and start seeing rock. Head down and to your right following the rock cairns down a path that leads directly by these two beauties.

Climbing Season

For the Custer State Park area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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


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Rock Climbing Photo: figuring out the moves during a snow

E.T. V9- 7C  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : The Twin Planets
Starts low (shares sit-start with Close Encounters) with a left toe hook and work up using a series of crimps and continous left toe hooks on the arete....a little lunge to the sloping jug and you're out.A great and sometimes frustrating project....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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