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Totem Pole Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.84222, -103.53618 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DaveB on Jun 14, 2007
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Here is a photo of the first ascent in 1936. Scann...

Getting There 

Solitary spire rising from an angular chunk of rock, next to the road/guardrail. From Sylvan Lake, past Needle's Eye, around a couple hairpin turns, down the road from Reunion Rock, Dave's Dinghy. Park at near-by pull-off.

Climbing Season

For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Totem Pole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Totem Pole:
Totem Pole   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Totem Pole (5.7), as seen from road. Route ascends...

Totem Pole 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  SD : Custer State Park : ... : Totem Pole
Though historic (via first ascent party), the climbing quality is just so-so...nothing to write home about.Ascend chimney, flake, establish belay at bolt, flake, etc. Move left around corner, up second chimney - big pro if you got it - (Note - some rate this section as 10b!), climb face to top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Rock Climbing Photo: Totem Pole Spire. Rapping off the backside.
Totem Pole Spire. Rapping off the backside.
Rock Climbing Photo: Totem Pole with a giant Thunderstorm/Hailstorm qui...
Totem Pole with a giant Thunderstorm/Hailstorm qui...
Rock Climbing Photo: Totem Pole
Totem Pole
Rock Climbing Photo: Darin at the top of Picture Rock trying to tip ove...
Darin at the top of Picture Rock trying to tip ove...

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