Our Guides

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

Guiding confidently Since 1989

Sylvan Rocks is the longest operating guide service in the area, and the only guide service in South Dakota and Northeast Wyoming accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA).

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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5 stars

My boyfriend and I booked a 6 hour session with Shankar, and had a fantastic time! We both have indoor climbing experience, him some outdoor climbing experience, and we were afraid that we wouldn't find climbs that were "just right" for us. Shankar did an excellent job picking climbs for us, he made it fun, and we felt super safe the entire time. I highly recommend booking with him at Sylvan Rocks!


5 stars

Our family of six had a blast with our Sylvan Rocks. They make everyone comfortable and listen to the needs and desires of everyone in the group. A great time for everyone at any level!


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!


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!

Our Friends

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

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