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Chessmen, The 
Horsethief Spire 
Playground, The 
Primal Wall Area 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Centennial Trail Elk Creek TH to Alkali TH
A singletrack adventure on the Centennial Trail #89. Near Sturgis, South Dakota
Centennial Trail-Bulldog Climb
An out-and-back located just off I-90 exit 34. Perfect for the "just passing through" rider. Near Sturgis, South Dakota
Bone Collector
Bone Collector is a very fitting name for this fun downhill trail with features for all levels. Near Rapid City, South Dakota
Bone Up
Singletrack composed of packed grass and dirt on the way to Bone Collector Near Colonial Pine Hills, South Dakota
Victoria Creek Trail
A scenic ride next to Victoria Creek. Near Rapid City, South Dakota
Victoria's Secret C-Cup
Scenic singletrack through pine forest and along the rim of limestone cliffs. Near Colonial Pine Hills, South Dakota
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Horsethief Lake Area Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Andy Busse on Aug 6, 2012
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39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Horsethief Lake Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Horsethief Lake Area:
American Life   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 155'   Primal Wall Area
Stiff Richard   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 75'   The Chessmen : Limp Richard
Spanky's Delight   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 95'   Horsethief Spire : Horsethief Spire West Face
Stairway to Heaven   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 95'   Horsethief Spire : Horsethief Spire West Face
Remnants of a Fine Woman   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Hidden Acres : Streaked Wall
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Featured Route For Horsethief Lake Area
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Sultan's Tower 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13  SD : Horsethief Lake Area : ... : Playground Proper
The route starts on the W side of the formation. You'll have to chimney up a wide corridor for about 25 ft to find the start of the route (see "close up" pic). The first pitch consists of flaring cracks and ends in a large chimney. 60ft. The second pitch is maze-like. From the chimney, down climb a few feet and take a sharp turn right. Here you'll enter a giant hallway that you walk/scramble through for roughly 80ft. The finally pitch will now be to your right. It's a tight ramp that uses crack ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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