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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:
Weird Water 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Make Believe 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Little Dripper 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Star Dancer 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Skywalker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Roadside Plum 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 165'
Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Crystal Shard 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Jupiter Fly By 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Moonstone 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
SLAMAT 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rum and Coke 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deja' Vu Prophecy 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 240'
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Little Dripper 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c SD : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : ... : Middle Marker
Climb an easy right slanting crack (alternate start for Weird Water) past 1 bolt, then go straight up a thin vertical crack (small cam or nut) for ten feet to a crux bulge protected by a well-placed bolt. Climb over the bulge and follow another right angling crack for another ten feet, then follow 3 or 4 more well placed bolts to the chain anchors at the top. ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD