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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 20 attractions 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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New Haven, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sylvan Rocks climbing provided me with the most incredible guide for my trip to Devil's tower. Tony Schwartz was patient with me, even when I asked the same question 5 or 6 times because I was feeling anxious. He spent the first day at the Sylvan Lake area explaining exactly what we were going to be doing on the tower,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

My buddy and I have climbed a fair amout but with two days to climb our best choice was to hire a guide. I was very impressed and very pleased with our experience. My first conversations with you on the phone impressed me that I had made the right call and the time we spent there exceeded our expectations. Our... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My son and I booked a day of rock climbing with Sylvan Rocks at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. We spent the morning learning the basics with Michael -- a consummate professional and expert climber who had us climbing and rappelling in a matter of hours. In the afternoon, we climbed a 100+ foot spire, and rappelled down, with... More

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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just returned from a recent climbing vacation out at the needles. We had never been before so we decided to hire a guide. We don't regret it. The guide we had was named Chris. He was excellent, polite, knowledgeable, and at no time did I feel unsafe with him , even a top some of the taller rocks. If... More

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