Wrinked Rock Rock Climbing
Luke Kretschmar on Wrinkle Andrew Burr©
Wrinkled Rock is the big hump of granite on the right as you walk up the Chopping Block approach trail. This is the hardman crag at Rushmore - just about everything is hard, with the difficulty topping out on Lizzy Beam's Desire, a Todd Skinner 13d/14a.
Wrinkled Rock is named for the dykes lacing the face of this hulk. A Wrinkle in Time in particular follows a beautiful dyke that wanders across an otherwise blank piece of granite.
From the car, walk up the Chopping Block approach trail. After a strenuous 30 second walk, Wrinkled Rock comes into view.
Climbing Season For the Chopping Block area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Wrinked Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wrinked Rock:
Featured Route For Wrinked Rock
A Wrinkle In Time 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a South Dakota
: The Needles Of Rushmore
: ... : Wrinked Rock
Must do classic! A well engineered route that is not your typical plumb line climbing. Follow the left to right rising squiggly dike for about 35'. Traverse is somewhat tricky. Then pulling onto the slab will test your granite skills. Straight up from here, crossing several more dikes, bring finger size gear for a couple spots (do-able without, but nice to have). At least for sure one .5 camalot, I think. ...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota