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From the Needles Eye parking lot looking south (to the right of the tunnel) you will see a formation whose profile looks somewhat like a sea fan.

Getting There 

Park in the Needles Eye lot, walk toward the tunnel and head right and through the notch. Down and to your right (about 50 feet?)you will see the ridgeline of The Fan.

Climbing Season

For the Needles Eye area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Fan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Fan:
Moonlight Rib   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
99 Problems   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: steeper than it looks

99 Problems 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  SD : Custer State Park : ... : The Fan
99 Problems attacks the steep black streak on the North face of the Fan.Climb the steep, chunky, black streak using crimps and smooth slopers past several cruxes with no great rests. After 70 feet, the angle eases so sprint to the anchor on good holds.Put up on lead with hooks. All falls are clean, with nothing to hit but air. Nobody should shy away. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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