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This is the largest rock in the Photographer's Peak area. Many good routes are available. Most climbs on this are bolted, although some gear routes can be found. At least 15 routes climb Photographer's Peak.
Drive to the Photographer's Peak parking area described under the area directions. Photographer's Peak is the large rock closest to the parking. Routes run all around the rock, so approaches vary by route. At any rate, this is another classic one minute Needles approach.
6 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Photographer's Peak:
Over Exposure 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Cowboy Jazz 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Just Another Pretty Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 60'
Three Strikes Your Out 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c PG13 Trad, 50'
Modeling in the Nude 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Aggressive Tendoncies 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
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Modeling in the Nude 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Photographer's Peak
The crux of this route is climbing past the first three bolts. The rest of the route is a cruise except for the last couple of moves. The route trends up and to the right above a large roof, across a water groove then onto a nubbly arete.It took four outings to finish the drilling on this route. John Page (aka: The Local Expert in the Verm's Rock & Ice article about the Thimble) kept stealing my bail biners by scrambling to the summit and rapping down the old eye bolt rap route. I hid and waited...[more] Browse More Classics in SD