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By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Jan 9, 2003
The overhanging boulder refered to as "The Vegan Boulder" is really named "Settler's Rock". This was the first campsite of Rapid Cities founders in the 1800's. John Evans probably did the first ascent of the easiest route thru the roof (5.10a/V0)in the early 1960's. There are numerous routes that were established prior to 1984 when Mark Jacobs and Mike Engle climbed any possible variation that was previously unascended. I suspect I may have worked out a new variation or two myself in the early 1980's.
It was in the early 1980's that Monte Carlson and myself cleaned up and climbed the "Sculpted Traverse" which is the obvious south facing traverse on a boulder to the west and uphill from Settler's Rock.
There are at least 100 problems that were worked out by 1985 on every formation along this escarpment. Likewise there are over 20 routes that have been led or toproped on the main wall. The climbing is not real appealing but will provide a quick wicked pump. This area is best suited the winter.
By chad m. davis
Jul 20, 2004
Just started to explore the area ... the opportunity does not present itself often (since I live in Lead), but since my wife and I are selling bread at the Farmer's Market (Honey Whole Wheat and quick breads), I decided to take my boy across the creek and check out Vegan Boulder.I suggest parking at the Farmer's Market/Prehistoric Fish/Volleyball parking area and wading across the creek. Always head towards the brick building (visible from parking lot) and you cannot miss Vegan. On your way back buy some fresh, non-commercial farm produced veggies/fruit and some of my wife's bread (she's there Tues and Thurs). The market is open 10 AM - 5 PM, MTWRF & Sa.
Feb 27, 2007
Hey everyone. This place is my favorite boulder to climb. It's in town, close to everything, and has many differant variations. You can hike a little bit further up the hill and try some harder stuff as well.
But if you are going to use this boulder. I would appreciate it if you wernt a douche bag, and just made sure not to trash the place. There is some construction going on around, so just respect the area.
Thanks every one, and have fun. I will post some pictures here sooner or later.
From: Rapid City, SD
Aug 30, 2009
|Lots of wasps in the wall, Lots of cacti on the walk|
By Jason McNabb
Feb 11, 2012
IMPORTANT ACCESS ISSUES:
Mt. Rushmore is looking to revamp their climbing management policy regarding parking along the highway (Emancipation, Monster, Marker), the trails to the climbs themselves, and possibly re-writing the overall management plan in conjunction with the Forest Service to cover all areas of the Rushmore climbing area. Bruce Weisman from MORU is coming to the BHCC meeting this Wed. to discuss the plan with climbers and to get input as they are in the planning stages at this point and are looking for input during a public comment period until the 28th of Feb.
In addition to this, The Rapid City Parks Department is proposing to close the Vegan Boulder/Founderís Rock to all climbing due to concern about the historic etchings and signatures being eroded and damaged from climbing and other activity. As a result of this, the Parks department is also interested in working with local climbers in a project to install synthetic boulders in a city park space (possibly Founderís Park). Jerry Cole from
the Parks Department is coming to the Black Hills Climbers Coalition Meeting this Feb. 15th at the School of Mines (meeting room is at Classroom Building 204W).
Come meet with Jerry, Bruce, and other climbers to hear the details of the proposals, provide input, and be a part of the process moving forward. Please spread the word and hope to see you all at the meeting.