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Ugly Duckling Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.8853, -103.4702 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Nov 12, 2010
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This is one of the main Chopping Block boulders with it's perfect height, flat landing, quality rock, and easy approach (though that last one goes for all of chopping block).

Getting There 

From the Chopping Block entrance, at the Mount Rushmore sign, head up the gully between Wrinkled Rock and Chopping Block. Go all the way through past 'Wrinkle In Time' and 'Puppy Stew' and keep straight (west) into the forest down the hill. This will bring you directly to the boulder, if not, you should be able to see it at least.

Climbing Season

For the Chopping Block area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By Mike Madsen
From: Rapid City
Oct 17, 2015
Chalk bag and Biner found at base on 10/14/2015 details in message and I will get it back to ya.

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