• AMGA Certified Guides
  • All Gear Included
  • Adventure of a Lifetime

More Fun and Awesome Views (Ages 5 and Up)

Arguably the most fun course we offer! By choosing an eight-hour Adventure Climbing course, you will get a private day with your guide, and have the opportunity to climb some of the more exciting and larger formations in our area, such as the Cathedral Spires. During an eight-hour Adventure Climbing course, our climbing guides will meet you at the South Dakota Outdoor Shop in Custer, South Dakota. Your guide will outfit you with all the necessary climbing equipment for your day, and talk to you about your experience, skill level, and desired outcomes for the day. After your guide selects a climbing destination that best matches your skills and desires, you will then travel to one of several different climbing locations located in Custer State Park or Mount Rushmore National Memorial (transportation not provided). For Adventure Climbing courses at Devils Tower, meeting arrangements will be finalized in advance.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to climb more summits than any of our other course offerings. Our eight-hour Adventure Climbing course also allows more time to hone your technical skills, such as lead climbing or self/partner rescue.

Ages 5 and up, parent or guardian MUST be present!


Custer State Park
The Needles of Mount Rushmore
Devils Tower


Skills Review
Routes Tailored to Ability
Longer Routes + Better Views
Learn to Rappel

Climbers Per Guide

3:1 maximum


Custer State Park or
The Needles of Mount Rushmore
1 climber = $375
2 climbers = $300 / climber
3 climbers = $275 / climber
4 climbers = $300 / climber
5 climbers = $275 /climber
Groups 6+ = $250 / climber

Devils Tower (Non Summit)
1 climber = $500
2 climbers = $350 / climber
3 climbers = $325 / climber


All Equipment is provided.
Ages 5 and up, Parent or guardian MUST be present!
For parties of 4+ or for Devils Tower trips please call to book your adventure.

Your Adventure Awaits

  • Schedule

    1. Schedule

    Book online or call us to schedule the perfect adventure.

  • Instruction

    2. Instruction

    Feel confident with certified instructors.

  • Climbing

    3. Climbing

    Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime!

5 stars

We had such an amazing time! Brandon was our guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and personable! My husband and I went for the 6 hr climb package and it was everything that we hoped it would be! We were challenged and exhilarated, yet felt very safe the entire time! We are novice climbers and Brandon invested the time to teach us basic climbing skills-which we greatly appreciated. He was amazing at gauging our comfort level and providing us with climbs that were a great fit for us with amazing views! We can’t say enough great things about Brandon at Sylvan Rocks and we can’t wait to bring our kids back to experience the challenge and fun that climbing provides! This package is an amazing value for the investment! Climb on! : ).


5 stars

Awesome guide service! The weather forecast for our trip was rough but Daryl and Cheyenne were very flexible with us and provided a 5 star experience. Would definitely recommend and use them again in the future!


5 stars

Great day out with Brandon last week! He’s an awesome guide and got me up several beautiful and fun climbs. I love climbing around Sylvan Lake! The rock is spectacular and the views amazing. Thanks to Sylvan Rocks for providing such a wonderful experience!


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Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association

As the only AMGA Accredited Guide Service in the area, we are committed to a high standard of climbing professionalism. The AMGA is an internationally recognized association offering courses, exams and certifications designed to certify guides and instructors as well as accredit businesses.

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Our Friends

  • South Dakota Outdoor Shop
  • Black Hills Basecamp
  • Custer Chamber of Commerce
  • Granite Sports
  • Black Hills Climbers Coalition

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