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Falling Rock

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About Falling Rock:

Falling Rock is a limestone canyon about 6 miles from Rapid City. The climbing is on edges and pockets on vertical to slightly overhanging walls that are around 40 feet high. There are toprope anchors on most of the routes, and many are bolted for leading as well. Most climbs fall in the 5.8 - 5.11 range. The North Rim is a great place to climb in the winter, as the sun shines directly on the wall and the area is well-protected from the wind. It gets almost too hot here in the summer, and wasps nesting in the pockets and cracks can be really annoying - there's even a route on the North Rim named for this minor inconvenience.
Nearest town or city: Rapid City
Directions: Drive west from Rapid City on Rimrock Highway (SD Highway 44, Jackson Boulevard in Rapid City). After cresting the big hill look sharp on the left for Falling Rock Road, which is marked by a small street sign. Park at the first lot for the north rim routes, and continue on to the next for routes on the Peninsula.
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Camping: None
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Quantity of Climbs: Week

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