New Climber 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)
    Devils Tower Summit (more info)

    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

My husband and I used Sylvan Rocks climbing school for a lesson at Palisades State Park. We had limited climbing experience, but our instructor, Jeff, did an amazing job. My husband and I had different comfort levels on the rocks, but Jeff was still able to keep us both engaged. He pushed our limits without making us feel uncomfortable. Jeff's passion for the sport is evident and only surpassed by his passion to teach it. You 'rock' Jeff 😁! I cannot recommend enough!

Google

5 stars

I can’t say enough good things about Jeff and Brandon and the awesome experience I had climbing in Custer State Park! I learned so many cool new skills, achieved new goals, had great conversation, and felt super safe the whole time. Jeff also went out of his way to spend a couple additional hours with me to talk through all the cool things to do in Custer during my visit. Not to mention, he and Brandon have pinspired me to pursue van life part-time, and they have been providing me with helpful tips throughout my van search. Who would have thought so much could be achieved in one day? I highly recommend a visit to climb with them!

TripAdvisor

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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American Mountain Guides Association

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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