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Custer State Park

Custer State Park

Custer State Park holds 71,000 acres of beautiful land and is home to an endless supply of world class granite. These granite formations hold some of the best rock climbing in the United States. Custer State Park was the first state park in South Dakota, and to this day remains the largest state park. Custer State Park is loaded with hiking trails, scenic drives, and wildlife.

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower National Monument

Devils Tower, the nation’s first national monument, is located just outside of Hulett, Wyoming. Devils Tower is a sacred landmark to many Native American Tribes, and thus deserves high respect when visiting and climbing. Devils Tower was formed from magma cooling under the surface of the Earth, as the soil eroded away, it left behind Devils Tower. The tower boasts some of the greatest crack climbing in the world and is home to over 140 different climbing routes.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore is arguably one of the most visited national parks in the country. The granite carving houses the faces of past presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Aside from the tourist attraction of the park, it is also home to 1,278 acres of beautiful forest, loaded with some of the best granite rock climbing in the country.

Palisades State Park

Palisades State Park

Palisades State Park, located just north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota is a truly beautiful destination. Palisades is home to Split Rock Creek, which flows through the middle of the park, and forms vertical cliffs on either side. These cliffs, made of Sioux Quartzite, are home to the best rock climbing in Eastern South Dakota.

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5 stars

Brandon took our whole family (my hubby, our three kids and myself) climbing at Sylvan Lake last week. The climb was amazing and he was so fantastic with our children! It was highlight of our trip! Thank you SO much!!!!!

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Wife and I did a 6 hour with Brandon. We’d both climbed indoors a bunch, but we’d never done the real thing. We managed to hit 4 very different routes by Sylvan Lake. Brandon was knowledgeable, safe, and generally a great time. I loved every minute of it.

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5 stars

We had such an amazing time! Brandon was our guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and personable! My husband and I went for the 6 hr climb package and it was everything that we hoped it would be! We were challenged and exhilarated, yet felt very safe the entire time! We are novice climbers and Brandon invested the time to teach us basic climbing skills-which we greatly appreciated. He was amazing at gauging our comfort level and providing us with climbs that were a great fit for us with amazing views! We can’t say enough great things about Brandon at Sylvan Rocks and we can’t wait to bring our kids back to experience the challenge and fun that climbing provides! This package is an amazing value for the investment! Climb on! : ).

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

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