BETA PHOTO: View from the road
A pretty big hunk of rock with some incredible routes. Like most of the Rushmore area, it is a bit confusing at first. After you've located a couple routes things get much easier. Some fun, popular moderates include Solo System, Star Dancer, and Weird Water.
The Marker area is one of the closest to the monument and just off 244. Coming from in from the monument, look for the 2nd? pullout on the left. If you get the correct one, the trail and signin board are right across the street.
Before you start going, look up and to the right - the beautiful summits are the Middle & Inner Markers. Follow the trail straight in and up the gully, the Middle Marker is on the right, the Inner Marker is behind it.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
30 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Marker:
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Regenerator 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b SD
: Mount Rushmore National Mem...
: ... : Inner Marker
Regenerator is a nice route that incorporates a variety of features and movement, including some power moves on ledges and edges, and steep, delicate, crystal climbing(the crux). One of the cool things about the route, however, is that you have lots of opportunities to rest and 'regenerate'.Crank onto the ledge at the start, then work your way up the shoulder. The first mini-crux is getting past the third bolt. A fun mantle comes next, followed by easy climbing to the bulge near the top of th...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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