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Address: Hill City, SD 57730
Phone Number: 16054847585
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Don't let you Black Hills vacation be boring. Go rock climbing with us!...

Don't let you Black Hills vacation be boring. Go rock climbing with us! 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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Rock climbing with my two sons

Our guide was Taylor, he did a great job of explaining everything first-time rock climbers needed to know. The rocks he chose to have us climb were perfect for our level. We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jmparker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide was Taylor, he did a great job of explaining everything first-time rock climbers needed to know. The rocks he chose to have us climb were perfect for our level. We had a lot of fun. I would definitely do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 17 year old and 12 year old granddaughters wanted to learn to rock climb. We went on the 6 hour lesson and Cheyenne was the instructor. He was very professional and I felt very comfortable that the two girls were safe even though they climbed some very high rocks. He was very patient with the girls and encouraged them... More 

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Thank Fancyceleste
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on our SD trip. We learned some climbing skills and were supplied with the proper gear. Just make note that this is not in Hill City as tripadvisor has it marked. We only climbed one rock with no rewarding view at the top. We managed to climb multiple faces of the rock but remained in the same... More 

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Thank Cmkastanek
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On 8/3/16 I achieved one of my long time life goals of reaching the summit of Devil's Tower. I achieved this goal with my 12 year old son and with the guidance and leadership of Sylvan Rocks Guide Taylor. Reaching the summit was absolutely amazing! Spending the day with Taylor honing our skills around Sylvan Lake the day before we... More 

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Thank cramj1234
Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought a group of 10 boy scouts last week. Ages 12-17. Most of them were apprehensive about climbing due to fears of heights and thinking they didn't have enough upper/lower body strength to do it. Daryl was our guide and did a great job working with us. Each of the boys were able to do the climbing. It built... More 

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Thank burkleyjensen
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All four instructors were great with our group of scouts, which is not easy with a large group of 11-15 year old boys. The instructors were engaging, proficient, and patient. Everyone in the group had a great time and were able to climb higher than they ever expected to do before starting the program.

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Thank delonewilson
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group of almost 30. Most of them were boy scouts with ages going from 12 to almost 18. Sylvan Rocks did a great job with our group. They provided excellent instruction and training and were very encouraging of everyone. I would heartily recommend them and would use them in the future.

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Thank bkizer
Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Devils Tower 2 day summit for July 18 and 19; three of us two teens and dad. Our guide was Taylor for both days. Taylor was safe, patient, encouraging and he explained everything and answered any questions we had. We did have some previous climbing experience and I think that made our trip better. The first day... More 

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Thank Troy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Cheyenne was our guide for this trip. He was AWESOME!!! Very patient, communicates well, very knowledeable, provides loads of encouragement. 2 day prep very helpful to get you up to speed if you've only done rock wall/ indoor climbing. Also final "barometer" climb on day 2 is a great tool to assess your readiness for the Devils Tower climb. It... More 

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Thank Eric S
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

My wife and I have climbed in indoor gyms for a while now, but this was our first climbing trip outside. We highly recommend Sylvan Rocks. Chris was a fantastic guide, the location was beautiful, and the climbing was challenging and fun. Outfitting went quickly and we were quickly out climbing. We were able to push ourselves as climbers despite... More 

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