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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


30 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',13],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Marker:
Weird Water   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Middle Marker
Little Dripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   Middle Marker
Make Believe   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport   Middle Marker
Star Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Middle Marker
Skywalker   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Middle Marker
Roadside Plum   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Middle Marker
Don't Stahl   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Middle Marker
Crystal Shard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Middle Marker
Jupiter Fly By   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   Middle Marker
Moonstone   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport   Middle Marker
SLAMAT   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport   Middle Marker
Rum and Coke    5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport   Middle Marker
Deja' Vu Prophecy   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 240'   Middle Marker
Lightning Never Strikes Twice   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Inner Marker
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Featured Route For Marker
Becky and Harrison on a chilly day

Deja' Vu Prophecy 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Middle Marker
This route is on the opposite corner of Weird Water, towards Mount Rushmore on the same rock.Start the climb going diagonalling left along a schist band into a groove, pull through the top of the groove and go till the wall steepens. Set a belay here. Keep following the bolts up the very exposed prow till you get to the anchors which are by the anchors for Weird Water. This is a fabulous route...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Josh on a fun little boulder problem in the Marker area
Josh on a fun little boulder problem in the Marker...
Gary working an old Lee Traveen problem in Marker.
Gary working an old Lee Traveen problem in Marker.
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