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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

Hill City, SD 57730
+1 605-484-7585
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Stunning views all around

Sylvan Lake is an amazing place to learn to climb rocks. Daryl did a great job coaching us on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brad M
Day in the rocks

My age 13 daughter and I climbed with Daryl's company last week, guided by Shankar. We had a super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pepperc58
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Killen, Alabama
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hill City, SD 57730
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sylvan Lake is an amazing place to learn to climb rocks. Daryl did a great job coaching us on safety and technique and we were pleasantly surprised to find that, with a modest effort, we could make it to the top of several spires and...More

2  Thank Brad M
Stisser, Head Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Brad, With any luck, we will be here next time you are out, and see you then. The view from the top of all those rocks is not something everyone gets to enjoy.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My age 13 daughter and I climbed with Daryl's company last week, guided by Shankar. We had a super time... made four climbs around 100 feet. I had no idea that my daughter would go that high and have so much fun. We felt totally...More

Thank pepperc58
Stisser, Chief Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Chris, I know we had emailed and talked prior to the course.....Super glad you had a cool day on the rocks with your daughter. Lots that can happen. We like it best when the rocks offer up a little magic to help us bring...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of six first time climbers ranging in age from 13 to 58 and spent 3 days climbing in Custer State Park. Our guides were Cheyenne and Taylor. They were most excellent! Great instructors, patient, encouraging, fun, and stressed safety, safety, safety....More

Thank j0nnie79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Black Hills with 5 friends the week prior to Memorial Day Weekend. We spent 3 full days rock climbing in the Cathedral Spires in Custer State Park. Cheyenne and Taylor guided the six of us. It was an amazing experience. The...More

Thank vincentpA39CP
Stisser, Head Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kudos. I thought I heard tell of perhaps a return trip sometime? We will look forward to seeing you and the crew again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience! Daryl was our guide and he was great. He was personable and knowledgeable. He was a patient instructor and made sure we had a fun time. The climbs were a blast!

Thank Nate D
Stisser, Head of Ropp Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Its hard to 'make sure' people have fun, but we sure do our best to show off some of the great terrain that the Needles of Custer State Park has to offer climbers. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Adrian J
Stisser, Head Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I like the 'rock climbing for everyone' slogan. Nearly as good as the "climb now, work later" of the gear company DMM. Super glad you both had a good time.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank Lucky C
Stisser, Capt of the Rope Washing Squad at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank khuse44
Stisser, Deputy rope washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

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...More

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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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...More

Thank Dave W
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