Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105708963 [2] => 112521727 [3] => 106062228 [4] => 108036249 [5] => 108036263 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Tit Rock, The Needles Of Rushmore
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Tit Rock

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Tit Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.88598, -103.4665 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike Housiaux on Mar 11, 2013
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Description 

TIT ROCK is a great place for the 5.5-5.6 climbers to practice their leading skills. Climbs range from 5.5-5.10. On the SE face is Fun Bags ( 5.6) very well bolted almost to easy. Route runs through a slight bulge making it great for learning slight bulges. It has huge crystals the whole way up. The start of the climbs on the SE face usual involve scrambling for the first 10-15 feet. Usually not much traffic through this area. Good views of the Rushmore area from the top. Especially South Seas area and Proghorn.

Getting There 

Head South past the South Seas Climbers sign in sign and just before the path goes into the valley. Look to your left to see a small faint path. This will lead you to Proghorn. If you follow it down past and around Proghorn staying on path it will take you to Tit Rock. Rock is a large pyramid like formation. That has a huge horizontal slit/ bulge on its SE face.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['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',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tit Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tit Rock:
Tits and Aspen   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For Tit Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: The rope roughly follows Escape.

Escape 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Tit Rock
Another easy beginner lead climb on Tit Rock. This route lies just to the right (North) of Fun Bags. It has a little more "vertical" climbing than Fun Bags, but is still a breeze. Get on it!...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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