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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

Hill City, SD 57730
+1 605-484-7585
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Exhilarating Fun Bucket List Fulfilling Day

What a fun day. Chris was an excellent guide who spent time with us to understand what we wanted... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Dave E
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Suamico, Wisconsin
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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 15 August 2017
Julie N
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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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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

What a fun day. Chris was an excellent guide who spent time with us to understand what we wanted out of the day. We practiced and got comfortable with gear and shoes for about an hour The on to the climb. About 300 feet up...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

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).

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 13 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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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a must do when visiting the Black Hills! The kids both said this is the best thing they have ever done. We went with Chris for a 6 hour private climb. He was very clear on safety and we always felt in control....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience with Sylvan Rocks. Our guide Shankar made our trip awsome and he was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a thrill.

Thank Aaron E
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

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
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Stisser, Chief Rope Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 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
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Stisser, Head of Ropp Washer at Sylvan Rocks Climbing School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

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.

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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
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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.

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