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West Side Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Dan Dewell on Aug 29, 2002
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Working through "The Great Escape"


Rock type is like the rest of the Maze, typically more vegetation on this side, thus more shade! Try Modus Operandi (V5).

Getting There 

Upon first entering the Rock Maze, instead of following the cliffs to the right, head left for over one hundred meters and slowly veer to the right.

Climbing Season

For the Rock Maze area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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The Great Escape V9 7C  South Dakota : Rapid City Area : ... : West Side
Getting to this problem is funky but very much worth it. When first walking up the trail take the early left that goes to the west side. Just before you get to any big boulders go left into the words and walk along the outside of the boulders. Walk for about 50 yards always looking up to your right for a small hidden cave. If you get to the massive 30 foot vertical boulder you have gone about 30 feet to far. "The Great Escape" starts on the obvious jug under the roof. Sit start and then fire str...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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