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Yellow Bird Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 43.86152, -103.54659 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on May 26, 2014
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As seen from Lost Cabin Trail junction


If this could be called part of the Marina, it would make up the NW edge of the area. This is the handful of spires and domes perched on top of a hill that separates Lost Cabin Creek and Nelson Creek. Easily spotted from the Sylvan Lake General Store parking lot. Look on the skyline to the NE for an orange/yellow overhanging face.

Getting There 

Start out on the Harney Trail #9 from Sylvan Lake. Left at Lost Cabin Trail #2 (1st trail junction (with a good view of your destination)). Follow Lost Cabin down past the Lost Cabin Spur that cuts back right. Once the trail levels out, look for a VW Bug size boulder on the right side of trail. Head right off the main trail towards the creek. Follow creek for a few minutes then take the large gully on the right. Take this gully for a ways until you see the Yellow Bird formation straight up the hill on the right. Navigate uphill through the tree graveyard. 1 hour hike...if you don't get lost.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Yellow Bird Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yellow Bird Area:
Yellow Bird   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
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Yellow Bird 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  South Dakota : The Marina : Yellow Bird Area
Such a unique gem for the Hills! Splitter fingers and hands out a steep, sustained headwall on the 2nd pitch. The 1st pitch alone is amazing and engaging. No doubt this is a classic, though it might not see much traffic due to the long hike. Possible to see someone climbing the headwall from the parking lot!Pitch 1; 5.10+ 100', Climb right facing corner with orange lichen streak. Right below large flared chimney, traverse right across face to splitter .75 crack. Mantel, then place @POU...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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