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Needles Eye

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About Needles Eye:

This is a cluster of spires and fins along the Needles Highway at the Needles Eye. The Needles Eye and the Thimble are two of the most famous and historic climbs in South Dakota. There are many other good climbs just downhill, and good bouldering as well. There's a Needles Eye Area disclaimer though, any spire directly off of the parking area should be climbed before 10am or after 5pm (in the summer months) due to the high tourist count in the area. If this becomes a problem, climbing in the area will be completely closed due to the problems it creates with traffic.
Nearest town or city: Custer State Park
Directions: Drive on Needles Highway until you reach the Needles Eye parking lot(just before a huge tunnel). This area is crowded with tourists.
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Camping: Pay
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