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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

Hill City, SD 57730
+1 605-484-7585
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First outdoor climbing

We had a fantastic day with the Sylvan Rocks team. Taylor was a great guide, working well with my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie N
Devils Tower 2 day blitz

Can't say enough good things about our climbing experience. Our guide (Shankar) was patient... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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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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Hill City, SD 57730
+1 605-484-7585
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fantastic day with the Sylvan Rocks team. Taylor was a great guide, working well with my 7 yo and got us some great views from some of the peaks in Custer State park.

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 5 days ago

Can't say enough good things about our climbing experience. Our guide (Shankar) was patient, professional and very personable. Really wonderful experience, and now I want to come back next year with my kids to climb in South Dakota (with Sylvan, of course).

Thank baralurgess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an incredible experience with Sylvan Rocks Climbing School. From the first phone conversation with Daryl booking the climb, to the repel down from the top of Devil's Tower, everything went very smoothly. From beginning to end, dealing with Sylvan Rocks was easy and...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried the 4-hour Discover Climbing as something new. My children, 5 & 8, had the best time. There was another family with a younger girl, too. The guides were great at teaching the basics to get you started and helping you find footing on...More

Thank RoadTrippingGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 10and 12 yr old grandsons on vacation to the Black Hills area. Our first time rock climbing ( Nana and Papa are 57). Our guide Nick was so great with us all. A great adventure for all ages!

Thank Kizeka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At ages 62 and 57, there was a bit of "nervous excitement" in spending the day rock climbing, but the 25 year old in the group was rarin' to go. We could not have been happier with Sylvan Rocks, and in particular, our guide, Chris!...More

Thank 4548ring
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I had been climbing indoors for nearly a year and were looking to climb real rock. We'd heard about Sylvan Rocks on earlier visits to the Black Hills and signed up with them for two 6-hour guided sessions. The first day we...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellant trip. The guides were very professional and had each of us on the trip sating that we would come back again. Highly recommeded.

Thank Jack O
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is our third time out to the Needles with Sylvan Rocks. Once again we had an absolutely outstanding time. I climbed there 25 years ago and my (now 16 year old) daughter started climbing indoors several years ago, so these trips allow us to...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We decided last minute to do this activity and it was a highlight of our trip to the Black Hills. We had 2 parents and 6 kids (ages 17-5) climbing and every one of us loved it and felt successful at the end of our...More

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