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The Inner Outlet is the large formation hulking over Sylvan Lake. It is the nearest to the lake of the two huge monoliths that tower over the area. The Inner Outlet has some classic moderate trad lines, as well as some harder bolted routes. Classic Crack is one of the finest climbs in South Dakota, and shouldn't be missed by anyone.
From Sylvan Lake, walk along the trail on the near side of the lake. Walk underneath the giant chockstone, and head left. The Inner Outlet becomes obvious after walking around the ridge of rock behind the dam area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Inner Outlet:
Wiessner Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Griffin's Romp and Roll 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
No need to be Chicken 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Lander Turkey Shoot 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Retable Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Other Trucker Favorites 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 80'
Kamps Crack (Classic Crack) 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Katey's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Cold Feat 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Hardrocker 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Bronchial Distress 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
The Rustlers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Inner Outlet Gill Variation 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 20'
Rockin' Harder 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Two Year Plan 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Taste the Bun 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Honey, I Shrunk My Nads 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Featured Route For Inner Outlet
Cold Feat 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Inner Outlet
Stem between Inner Outlet and the rock behind you, follow the flake to the first bolt. For me the crux was moving past the first bolt, I found it impossible to get established to lie-back the flake to the right of the bolt with out first committing to the face to the left of the bolt. If you're tall you'll be able to stem between the features to get the lie-back. I had to make some very tricky moves, both delicate and powerful to get into the lie-back (5.9 imo if you're 5'8" or under). Keep hea...[more] Browse More Classics in SD