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This rock encompasses the majority of the Marker area, with the Inner Marker 'behind' it. There are a variety of fixed anchors across the fins and summits - check individual routes for details.
Follow the directions under the area. As you walk up the wide gully, the Middle Marker is the large, complex formation on the right.
21 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Marker:
Spacedust R Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Weird Water 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Little Dripper 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Make Believe 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport
Star Dancer 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Skywalker 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Help s On the Way 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 50'
Saturn Boogie 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport
Roadside Plum 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 165'
Big Dripper 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Katana 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Broken Promises 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Crystal Shard 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Jupiter Fly By 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport
Moonstone 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport
SLAMAT 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport
Rum and Coke 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 240'
Raisins in the Sun 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Featured Route For Middle Marker
Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Middle Marker
The moves on this route epitomize Rushmore climbing. Pinching crystals... side clings... smearing with EXCELLENT friction... it's ALL there.Take one of several options to clip the first bolt... then start crankin'! The line of crystals appears quite obvious from the ground, however putting the moves together may take more thought than you expect. Specifically from bolts 3 through 5. (HINT: The shortest distance between two points MAY be a straight line... but it's not necessarily the easies...[more] Browse More Classics in SD