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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

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Address: Custer State Park near Sylvan Lake, Hill City, SD 57730
Phone Number: 605-484-7585
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Description: Don't let you vacation be boring. Go climbing with us and you will live...
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
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Very positive experience as first time outdoor climber

My 14-year-old son and I had a wonderful experience at Sylvan Rocks. Our guide, Jeff, was an incredible teacher. He brought such a positive approach, great knowledge, and found a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My 14-year-old son and I had a wonderful experience at Sylvan Rocks. Our guide, Jeff, was an incredible teacher. He brought such a positive approach, great knowledge, and found a way to really challenge us and get us quickly from point-to-point. Starting the morning as occasional indoor climbers only, we were able to progress along quickly with Jeff's guidance and... More 

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I wanted to take my 12 year old son rock climbing in the Needles. Though I'm a very experienced climber I haven't climbed much in recent years and never in the Needles. Additionally, much of my climbing equipment, rope included, and needs to be retired. A simple solution was hiring Sylvan Rocks Climbing School. We were assigned Jeff Llewellyn, who... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We, 50 year old female (me), 53 old year husband, 21 year old son and 19 year old daughter summited Devils Tower with the direction of superior guides, Cheyenne Chaffee and Jeff Llewellen of Sylvan Rocks. Sylan Rocks did everything to make us successful. When we arrived for our practice day climb, it was raining and very cold for August.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our family of four signed up for the introductory lesson. It was an awesome experience! The guides were knowledgeable, excellent with education of gear and safety, patient with the kids (others in the group consisted of a Dad with two kids and another Dad with five kids), very encouraging and FUN to hang out with! We really appreciated Jeff as... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My two sons, 10 and 13, my 16 year old nephew and myself, 46 year old mom, did a 6-hour climb and I highly recommend. It gave us just enough time to climb on a practice rock 2-4x then move on to a higher spire - about 200 feet up. Our instructor Chris was fantastic: very professional, safe, upbeat and... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Going into the climb, my boyfriend and I were nervous yet excited for our first outdoor climb. We are experienced with indoor climbing, but wanted to learn how to in the Black Hills. Jeff was our guide and is really an amazing teacher and a great person all around to be with. He gave us lots of insight and tips... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

4 great hours on a great vacation! Jeff and "Spud" were great. Jeff was particularly patient with the little ones he had assigned to him. Just can't speak highly enough. Next time I make it back to the area, I will definitely sign up for another course! Can't say enough good things.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I arranged for a six-hour climbing adventure for my sons 10th birthday. We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. Booking and starting the day was a snap. You meet up at the park and all of the climbing gear is waiting in a trailer. In 10 minutes or so we were off on a short hike to a... More 

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Brandon, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It's difficult to find an activity that my boys can all enjoy because the oldest is 18 and the youngest is 11 but we found it rock climbing. Had a great day with Jeff. A lot of fun and they learned even more. Jeff is a great teacher. They all had a blast and the views were great.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My son (14) and I (54) did a private 6 hour course with Jeff. He took us higher than we thought we could go. Great teacher and beautiful location.

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