Experienced Climber Adventures

  • Explore

    6 hours

    Locations

    Custer State Park
    Palisades State Park

    Agenda

    Learn Basics of Climbing
    Routes Tailored to Ability
    Learn to Rappel

    Pricing

    $175-$300 / climber

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  • Adventure

    8 hours

    Locations

    Custer State Park
    The Needles of Mount Rushmore
    Devils Tower (Non Summit)

    Agenda

    Learn Basics of Climbing
    Routes Tailored to Ability
    Learn to Rappel
    Longer Routes + Better Views

    Pricing

    $250-$500 / climber

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  • Devils Tower Blitz

    2-3 days

    Locations

    Devils Tower

    Agenda

    Climber Specific
    1-2 Prep Days in Custer State Park
    Devils Tower Summit Day

    Pricing

    $700-$1,200 / climber

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

5 stars

We booked a 6 hour lesson with Brandon and Chris in early September, 2020. We are a family of 5 with kids age 11, 9 and 6. This was our first outdoor rock climbing experience and it was amazing! We thought we would be getting to scale some large boulders outside. In the end, three of us climbed to the top of Rhinoceros Rock, a mountain in Custer State Park that is 130 feet high! Brandon and Chris were great guides and teachers. They worked extremely well with the kids, including helping my 6 year old not be afraid of heights and feel safe. They were very thorough, safe and fun. I highly recommend using Sylvan Rocks Climbing School if you are anywhere close to the area. It was the highlight of our trip to the Black Hills.

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5 stars

Went with three kids (9, 8, 7 years old) and husband. Shankar was FANTASTIC! Got all three kids to the top, and both adults. None of us had any previous climbing experience. This was by far the highlight of our trip to SD. Best way to experience Custer Park!

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5 stars

Our climbing outing with Sylvan Rocks was unforgettable! My husband and I did an 8-hour guided tour with Brandon--who was VERY knowledgeable. He designed the day specifically for us: bringing us to routes that fit our needs and ability levels. We climbed a variety of routes that ranged in difficulty, including a multi-pitch climb. It was clear Brandon took safety seriously, so we felt comfortable the entire time. What a wonderful way to see the Black Hills! For context, we had some experience climbing in a gym before our trip and typically climb 5.9-5.10 routes. The climbing in the Black Hills was challenging and fun!

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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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  • 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!

Our Friends

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

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