Climbing Course Options

Discover Climbing Adventure

Do something you maybe never imagined you could.  During this 3-4 hour adventure, our climbing guides will meet you in Custer State Park, set you up with all the needed climbing equipment, hike about 10 minutes with you out behind Sylvan Lake,  to enjoy some great top rope rock climbing.

Our Discover Climbing Adventure a great first experience climbing on real rocks.  We explain the basics of climbing movement and have ropes for various levels of climbers set up.    Discover Climbing gets  you out and up on the rocks, but doesn’t bog you down with a lot of skills and details to learn.  We do intend for you to learn to belay in order to get the most out of the course.  There is no rappelling in this course.  Climbers are lowered back to the ground by their belayers after reaching the top.

The cool thing about climbing here in the Black Hills is that most of the strength you use comes from stepping, standing and trusting your feet.  You don’t have to be able to do a single pull up to have fun out climbing the rocks!

This is our group course so expect to be out with other groups and families.

Price:  $94 per person when booking for 2 or more .   Solo = $120 and can be booked only when we already have a course scheduled. 

Ages 5 and up with a participating adult.

All needed climbing gear included

Call (605)484-7585 to set up your adventure, or click on the BOOK NOW tab above

Classes generally start at 8am and meet at the Sylvan Lake General Store in Custer State Park.

A private course for kids, beginners, and skilled rock climbers.

If you have never been on the rocks before, we introduce basic skills needed to work with a guide and climb at your ability level.  Our goal is to do some top rope climbing and then you will belay your guide while they lead you to some summits and learn to rappel back to the ground.

For Experienced climbers:  Six hours is a great way to taste what the Black Hills has to offer.  We will climb at your level.

What we do in this course is up to you:  If you want to spend all your time with us learning how to build climbing anchors using traditional climbing gear, we can do that.  If you want to just climb like crazy and bag the maximum amount of summits, we can do that too.

Ages 5 and up with adult participation.
All needed climbing gear included
 

Call (605)484-7585 to set up your adventure, or click on the BOOK NOW tab above

Price:      

One person$265
Group of 2$198 per person
Group of 3$180 per person
Group of 4$167 per person
6 Hour Rock Day
8 Hour Guide Day

8 hours with a guide, climbing at your ability level or learning skills you need to climb on your own.  This is a personalized course suitable for beginner and skilled rock climbers.

The Black Hills climbing areas are full of awesome views and great routes.  We can put together a custom course for one or many days of climbing while building skills or just seeking out lots of great climbing on the classic climbing routes of the area.

  • Receive personalized instruction from experienced rock climbing guides.
  • Develop skills such as lead climbing or self rescue. 
  • Climb more summits.

8 hour Guide Days are perfect for any level climber.

Guides will select routes to match your ability or desire to master skills while climbing at Devils Tower, Custer State Park or Mount Rushmore.

Price:

One person$330  in Custer State Park or Mt RushmoreClimbing at Devils Tower $460 non summit
Group of 2$260 per person in Custer State Park or Mt RushmoreClimbing at Devils Tower $315 non summit
Group of 3$225 per person in Custer State Park or Mt RushmoreClimbing at Devils Tower $285 non summit

Mount Rushmore Rock Climbing

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is 1,278 acres of granite, trees and carvings.   Most visitors walk up to view the faces of George WashingtonThomas JeffersonTheodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln  without realizing that the rock climbing in the National Memorial is awesome.  

You can schedule a 6 or 8 hour guide day there, but we do not offer Discover Climbing Courses at Mount Rushmore.  The climbing at Mount Rushmore is perfect for a 2nd day with us, after exploring the Needles of Custer State Park.  The climbing in Mount Rushmore tends to be a little more difficult so for a first day of climbing we defiantly recommend the Needles of Custer State Park and in general CPS has a greater diversity of terrain that makes it a better climbing destination.  Learn More

Mount Rushmore Rock Climbing
Devils Tower Rock Climbing

Devils Tower Rock Climbing

We offer several options for rock climbing at Devils Tower National Monument.

Crag Days – A guided day of Devils Tower crack climbing….so many great routes, so little time.  You and your guide can explore at your level for 1 or multiple days.  For summit trips, check out our 2 or 3 day blitz packages below.  

2 Day Devils Tower Summit Blitz – If you want to get onto the top with Sylvan Rocks, this is one option for you.  Great for people who have spent time at rock climbing gyms and have been climbing outdoors a little.  We like to spend our first day climbing together at Custer State Park then plan on an EARLY start at Devils Tower for your summit attempt.  (Suitable for people with no climbing experience if you enjoy a challenge and are willing to learn a lot in a short time and physically challenge yourself)  LEARN MIORE


3 Day Devils Tower Summit Blitz – Enjoy one of the best climbing summits in the world even if you have not climbed before.  We spend 6 hour climbing days (usually at Custer State Park) and then begin early the following morning for your summit attempt.  (Suitable for people with no climbing experience if you enjoy a challenge and are willing to learn a lot in a short time and physically challenge yourself) 

Devils Tower is of cultural significance to many American Indian tribes. Out of respect for the Native American tribes, Sylvan Rocks encourages guest and all rock climbers to honor the voluntary June climbing closure and find other summits to enjoy during the month of June.  LEARN MORE