Group & Family Adventures

  • Discover

    4 hours

    Locations

    Custer State Park
    Palisades State Park

    Agenda

    Learn Basics of Climbing
    Climb Multiple 50-foot Routes

    Pricing

    $80-$150 / climber

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

5 stars

Brandon and Jeff were phenomenal guides. I was with Jeff for day two in Custer and Summit Day on Devils Tower. He was knowledgeable, patient, encouraging, and enhanced the experience. Safety was their priority number 1 and I did not feel unsafe at any given point. I would highly recommend Sylvan Rocks Climbing School to anyone looking to climb in the Black Hills.

Google

5 stars

We loved our day with Sylvan Rocks! This is a must-do in the Black Hills! We had 2 adults and our 2 kids, age 7 & 8. We had all climbed at a couple indoor gyms before. That experience wasn't necessary but this was the perfect next step. Brandon was super patient and encouraging, and made us feel really safe. My husband and kids are athletic, but I am not and my son gets nervous trying new things. I couldn't believe the wall we climbed! In our 4 hours, we each tried several different climbs plus more for the kids, in a spectacularly beautiful setting. Long sleeves and durable pants recommended or you will get scraped up a bit. The awesome grippy shoes make you feel like spiderman! It was definitely a highlight of our trip and left us wanting to go again! (also felt safe with Covid concerns - staff wore masks when inside with us and the rest of the time we were in open air with plenty of space).

TripAdvisor

5 stars

Hubby and 2 kids (11 and 15) had the pleasure of embarking on this climbing adventure with Shankar as guide and they absolutely loved it! Shankar fueled the day w knowledge, humor, and enthusiasm! We will proudly display our Sylvan Rocks car stickers and make reservations to climb again ASAP! Next time they climb they get to go to even cooler climbing spots cuz they have done “climbing 101” already! Bring snacks and water!

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The Highest Standards

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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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!

Everything Is Included

  • Shoes

    Shoes

  • Rope

    Rope

  • Helmet

    Helmet

  • Harness

    Harness

  • Anchor Gear

    Anchor Gear

  • Knowledge

    Knowledge

Our Friends

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

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