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Middle Marker

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Middle Marker 


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Location: 43.88242, -103.46227 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

Follow the directions under the area. As you walk up the wide gully, the Middle Marker is the large, complex formation on the right.


Climbing Season


21 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',6],['5.10',8],['5.11',1],['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 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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Featured Route For Middle Marker
Josh Streifel chalking up at bolt 6.

Don't Stahl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 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

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By Aaron Costello
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 29, 2006

I found a nice knife near the base of Gilson Chimney. If you can discribe it, I'll return it. (aaron_c_costello@yahoo.com)

By Andy Busse
Administrator
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 3, 2010

Looking for route beta on a new line 50' uphill (NE) of Solo System, it is 5.8 35' with 3 bolts. I need the info for the book????
Whittle?

By Andy Busse
Administrator
From: Rapid City, SD
Jun 18, 2010

Route beta on new addition to climbers' left of Moonstone???

thanks,

ab