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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.6 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',7],['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+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Middle Marker
Make Believe   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Middle Marker
Little Dripper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   Middle Marker
Star Dancer   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Middle Marker
Skywalker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Middle Marker
Roadside Plum   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Middle Marker
Crystal Shard   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Middle Marker
Don't Stahl   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Middle Marker
Moonstone   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Middle Marker
Jupiter Fly By   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Middle Marker
SLAMAT   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Middle Marker
Rum and Coke    5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Middle Marker
Deja' Vu Prophecy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 240'   Middle Marker
Regenerator   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 85'   Inner Marker
Lightning Never Strikes Twice   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Inner Marker
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Featured Route For Marker
Regenerator.  Dave Rone about half-way up.  The crux bulge is obvious, just below the summit.

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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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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