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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

Custer State Park near Sylvan Lake, PO Box 600, Hill City, SD 57730
605-484-7585
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Hill City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Don't let you vacation be boring. Go climbing with us and you will live you vacation, not just look at it! Adventures for all ages and abilities. No... more » Owner description: Don't let you vacation be boring. Go climbing with us and you will live you vacation, not just look at it! Adventures for all ages and abilities. No experience needed. All climbing gear is supplied. Join us at Custer State Park, South Dakota « less
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband, 24 year old son and I climbed Devils Tower with Cheyenne as our guide. Darryl at Sylvan Rocks set up our climb. Our B&B host at Devils Tower Lodge said Cheyenee was the best guide around for DT, and I thought he was exaggerating, but after climbing with him, I can't imagine having a better guide. Excellent equipment,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did a 6 hour climbing session with a Sylvan Rocks guide, and it was perfect. It really is a full 6 hours, because it's only a 5 minute walk to the climbing from the meeting place. Our guide not only took us on great routes, but also taught both of us quite a bit about outdoor climbing. It was... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Any guide service can have up-to-date equipemt and access to great climbing. It is the people that make the difference. Sylvan Rocks has the best people, period.

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Appleton, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a great way to introduce my 14 year old and eight year old to rock climbing :-) Our guide (sorry I knew I would forget your name) was very patient with my children. It was a great activity for all of us. The school communicated ahead of time and sent information indicating-when, where, and what to bring. They... More

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New Haven, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thanks to our guide Tony and the rest of the crew at Sylvan, my family had a wonderful climbing experience in Custer State Park. Our family of 4 climbed much higher than I expected. Tony was an excellent coach and helped motivate our 5 and 7 year olds to reach beyond what they (and I) thought they could accomplish. Also,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Sylvan Rocks "Discover Climbing" was a great choice for the group of us that ranged from experienced climber to "I've tried it in a gym a few times" to "I've never done this before!" The team was very friendly, helpful, professional and safety-conscious. I was very impressed and would climb with Daryl and his team again in future with no... More

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was one of the best things we did at Custer State Park. Jeff was patient with our limited (climbing gym) experience, very encouraging of kids and adults alike, and taught us a lot more about climbing than we knew. He was very concerned with our "safeness" as well as our having a blast climbing the granite around Sylvan Lake.... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a great time climbing at Sylvan Lake. Very professional operation. Jeff did a great job working with and encouraging my kids. Thanks for the fun!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sylvan Rocks guided us thru a two day adventure of a life time. We prepped the first day around Sylvan Lake, ending with a 3 pitch climb to the top of the Aquarium. The second day we climbed to the top of Devils Tower. Truly an Epic event for all of us involved. The business side of the trip was... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

These guys were so good. We did the "Discover Climbing" package at the beautiful Sylvan Lake. Our guides couldn't have been more friendly, patient and encouraging. All of us - my wife and I, son (11) and daughter (9) - went from having no experience to climbing higher and more challenging rocks than we ever thought we could. We will... More

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