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Sylvan Rocks Climbing School

Hill City, SD 57730
+1 605-484-7585
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Amazing experience

My boys and I went climbing this past weekend. We had an amazing time!!! Sam was our guide and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tomah, Wisconsin
Devils Tower - Beginners Can Do It

I had an amazing experience doing the Devils Tower Two Day Blitz with Sylvan Rocks and Taylor. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 2 weeks ago

My boys and I went climbing this past weekend. We had an amazing time!!! Sam was our guide and the reason our climbing experience was soo great. We had never climbed before. Sam was an excellent instructor, patient, and very encouraging. One of my boys...More

Thank Jewelses
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an amazing experience doing the Devils Tower Two Day Blitz with Sylvan Rocks and Taylor. A little background: I am 50 years old and in decent shape but had never rock climbed before, not even indoors. I decided to challenge myself with a...More

Thank jbfphilly2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to climb with Taylor this trip, previous 2 were with Jeff L Taylor was a lot of fun to climb with, just had a great time, my sons and I can't wait to climb the tower again next year, a 4th year...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have been climbing in a gym (top roping and sport lead climbing) for the last 2 and a half years and just recently started climbing outside. While planning a 4-week summer road trip through many states, including South Dakota, I booked a private 6-hour...More

Thank Nathalie_and_Denis
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our family had never climbed outdoors before. Only on an indoor rock wall. This was a great place to learn and climb. We chose the private climbing (6 hour rock climbing course) and were able to climb as much as we wanted. Daryl and Chris...More

Thank amaurer15
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
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).

Thank baralurgess
Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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
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