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Address: Hill City, SD 57730
Phone Number:
+1 605-484-7585
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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.

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Rock climbing for everyone

My wife and I went out with Taylor for an 8-hour day. While we are both beginners at climbing, we are at different levels of training and experience. Taylor led us on climbs that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adrian J
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went out with Taylor for an 8-hour day. While we are both beginners at climbing, we are at different levels of training and experience. Taylor led us on climbs that were fun and challenging for both of us while adjusting his teaching style all along the way to make us both better climbers in every aspect.... More 

Thank Adrian J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had Taylor as a guide and he was enthusiastic and encouraging. I had a 1 on 1 booking but will be going again with one of my friends who is interested as well. Taylor knew I am interested in learning to lead eventually and so he went over different aspects of the climb to get me familiar.

Thank Lucky C
Stisser, Capt of the Rope Washing Squad at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this review

Lucky C. Glad you had a good day out with Taylor. Best of luck getting out there and learning more about climbing. Hopefully this will be the start of a lifetime of adventure. More 

Onida, South Dakota
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had no experience climbing prior to this & had a slight fear of heights. Daryl took me climbing around the sylvan lake & words can't describe how awesome it was! I couldn't have asked for a better guide. Daryl is a personable guide with lots of knowledge. He clearly explained the climbing process and kept a calm demeanor throughout.... More 

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Stisser, Deputy rope washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this review

KH...That was strong work out there Saturday. I must tell you that your stories will inspire me....Thanks for being a farmer! But try not to work to hard. Thanks again for joining us for some fun. Looking forward to getting you up the Tower when the time is right. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

i had a blast doing this! Highlight of my trip! We had a great guide who made it a lot of fun for all of us.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Jeff Llewellyn was our guide for both days and did a fantastic job, although he still tells the same jokes he is a blast to spend a couple days climbing with, his professionalism is outstanding never did we feel there was any need for concern just climb till you cant climb anymore, best there is, will be climbing again next... More 

Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

I wanted to test and expand my climbing skills and Jeff did an excellent job during my 8 hour lesson. Jeff reviewed my current skills and chose appropriate crags to accomplish my goals. Jeff was great and I hope to followup with a trip to Devils Tower with him yet this fall or early next spring. I highly recommend using... More 

Thank letsgo04
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 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.

Thank Jmparker
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 

Thank Fancyceleste
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

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 

Thank Cmkastanek
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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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