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Unknown Area 1 Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.88661, -103.46966 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Zach Keeney on Jun 21, 2009


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Lots of large interesting features on granite.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to get to North Park. This is the first formation that has routes on it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Unknown Area 1

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Unknown Area 1:
Fintastic   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Just Jugs   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Unknown Area 1
Rock Climbing Photo: First Date- 5.7 grime, munge, slightly suspect roc...

First Date 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : ... : Unknown Area 1
First Date -- 5.7. Solo the easy but grungy and lichen-infested face (there are gear opportunities, but the rock is rotten) to gain the platform. Stem between the boulder and the face to reach the high first bolt. Follow the closely-spaced bolts up the dihedral with a combination of stemming and face-climbing. Rock quality on this thing is a bit suspect, and it is pretty dirty. An alternative start would be to tiptoe on a ledge battling a tree to reach the starting platform. Pretty obscure route...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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