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

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Just spent two days with Cheyenne Chaffee. Got everything I wanted and more. Cheyenne was a true professional - outstanding technical knowledge, uber safe in all aspects, personable, and a great coach. I am already planning to come back with my two sons and do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is an incredible way to see some of the best the Black Hills has to offer! The Sylvan Rocks team could not have made the day any better. It's a great adventure that we highly recommend!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We booked this tour almost last minute. I called a couple days before and we were going to do the 6 hour tour but changed our mind to the 4. He said he didn't have anyone else going the day we wanted to go but that he'd call us back if he could make it work. He called us back... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After having other local climbing outfitters flake out, we contacted Sylvan Rocks and got hooked up with as good of a guide as you can get! There are local outfitters, but don't shy away from these guys because of their location...they climb at the Tower all the time! Cheyenne Chaffe is the perfect guide who is continuing to lead and... More

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Stisser, Owner at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this review

Wow...I did not realize your pap was 69. Not bad, but he is going to have to keep it up another few seasons and come back for a rematch if he wants to contend for the record. http://sylvanrocks.com/_blog/SR_Climbing_School_Blog/post/oldest-summit-climber-on-devils-tower/ Congrats on the summit and thanks for the review. Glad it all worked out. As you know found out... the tower is... More

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