Do something you never imagined you could! Our four-hour Discover Climbing course is a great first experience climbing on real rocks. Prior to this four-hour adventure, our professional 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. You will then travel to Sylvan Lake (roughly 12 minutes, transportation not provided), where a short 10 minute hike will take you behind Sylvan Lake to enjoy world class rock climbing!
During a Discover Climbing course, you will learn the very basics of rock climbing. Your guide will teach you how to move effectively on the rocks. The cool thing about climbing in the Black Hills is that most of the strength you use comes from stepping, standing and trusting your feet. You don’t have to be able to do a single pull up to have fun climbing these rocks! Your guide will also teach you basic skills such as tying into the rope and belaying a partner on top rope.
This course is our group course, so you may be going out with other groups or families.
All classes meet at 7:45 am at the South Dakota Outdoor Shop in Custer, South Dakota.
Afternoon courses may be offered subject to guide availability and weather, please call us for more information.
Ages 5 and up, parent or guardian MUST be present!
Custer State Park
Palisades State Park
Learn Basics of Climbing
Climb Multiple 50-foot Routes
Climbers Per Guide
1 Climber = $150
2-13 climbers = $100 / climber
Groups 14+ = $80 / climber
All Equipment is provided.
Ages 5 and up, Parent or guardian MUST be present!
For parties of 7+ please call to book your adventure.