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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

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About Sylvan Rocks Climbing School
Rock Climbing Guides in the Black Hills of South Dakota since 1989. Adventures for ages 5+(with a participating adult). No experience needed. All rock climbing gear is supplied. Join us at Custer State Park, South Dakota. Call for a reservation and we will meet you at Sylvan Lake for your guided rock climbing tour. Locations at Mount Rushmore and Devils Tower, WY for more experienced climbers. Please reserve as far in advance as possible so that we can best plan to serve you.
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All reviews devils tower custer state park guide shankar years of age never felt unsafe cathedral spires fear of heights great guide own pace these guys an awesome experience highlight of our trip favorite part black hills great fun whole family south dakota
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Cheyenne was a great guide; this was our first expeierence with rock climbing. If you want to learn all the aspects of climbing, this is the company to go with.....

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Experience98850
Stisser, Head Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

We are very lucky to have a great crew of guides who really care about what they do. Glad you had a good time.

Reviewed October 5, 2018

We had a great time with our guide, Cheyenne. He was phenomenal, very patient, personable, and knowledgeable. I also appreciated his focus on safety. I thought the price of the class for the experience we had was a great value as well. I couldn't believe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cassie L
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I added a day of rock climbing to my trip through Black Hills NF, it was going to be my first time doing outdoor climbing (I have some background indoor). The park was beautiful, the spots my guide (Taylor) chose where a good mix of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Guide was knowledgeable and fun. Sylvan lake is beautiful. It was great to find an activity that my teen boys could enjoy doing with their mom.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We did the discover climbing tour with our family of 5 18, 16, & 10. It was the best. Never forget and will probably use their services again. Staff was patient and skilled

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TomW3983
Stisser, Head Climbing Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hey Tom...look forward to more adventures in the vertical world.

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 had a fantastic experience with Sylvan Rocks. Our guides, Daryl and Shankar, were very knowledgeable, patient and helpful with all of us. Especially with our little guy of 5 years. We all climbed and had enough “I don’t know about this”...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stisser, Head Climbing Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Always extra interesting to involve young folks. Everyone seemed to give it their all and we are psyched to open peoples worlds to some air beneath their feet and stepping outside the comfort zone.

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Such a great time- you have to do this!! We have 3 boys (7,9,11) and they LOVED it!! We did the half day beginners trip and by the end of it we were all climbing 60 ft rocks- even me! Brandon was our guide- he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stisser, lead rope washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

We are very fortunate to have a staff that is passionate about sharing this great areal. There are certainly worse things then growing up to be a rock climber...before making big plans about being a guide...be sure to give me a ring for the lowdown...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Climbed with Sylvan Rocks a week ago . Absolutely brilliant . Taylor and Chris were fabulous - a thunder and hail storm halted proceedings but we took a delay , kept in contact and got back on the rocks in the afternoon - so accommodating...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stisser, Head Climbing Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Mother nature is our silent partner...mostly she treats us great, and having guest who are prepared to make the best like you did certainly can lead to great days on the rock. Thanks for climbing with us.

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We booked our climbing experience knowing this would be a fun but not realizing just how much we would all get out of it. It was myself, husband and kiddos age 17 and 13. The morning of we had the pleasure of Taylor coming over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emily F
Stisser, Head Climbing Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

I’ll be sure to let Taylor know about your awesome review. We are very fortunate to have an amazing staff who really are passionate about what they do and return year after year to this great climbing area. That kind of dedication is contagious around...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Our Family of 5 with children ranging in ages 15,12 and 10 had an awesome experience. Our guides Shankar and Cheyenne were great! Very knowledgeable and I felt like we were very safe climbing challenging rocks. Great fun for our family and the kids talked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Stisser, Lead Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Always awesome when we can be something that both kids and parents enjoy together. Thanks for coming out rock climbing with us.

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