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Brian Kalet11 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

Brian Kalet

With Odakota Mountain, Bear Mountain, Crooks Tower, Terry Peak, Little Devils Tower, 6750, Atlantic Hill, 5688, 5460 & Bear Butte.
Posted Jan 14, 2018 9:15 pm

panhandletrailsMore Deadfall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017


If deadfall was worth it's weight in gold, this summit could pay off the national debt, I think. As always, great views from the peak and not too crowded - except for marmots.
Posted Jul 9, 2017 9:17 pm

panhandletrailsA tangle of fallen trees  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014


I think this mountain gets more challenging with time. Winter Storm Atlas must have added more fallen trees to the already-tangled slopes. Still, great views and no crowds - in fact no one else on the mountain at all.
Posted Jun 21, 2014 1:10 am

Jerry LDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Jerry L

Mostly bush whacking do pay attention to the route you take up. Hiked up with my dogs and quite enjoyable with nice views.
Posted Jun 18, 2014 1:52 pm

Jeremy HakesGood views...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012

Jeremy Hakes

Good views, cool rocks, annoying deadfall, bazillions of wasps.
Posted Sep 14, 2012 10:21 pm

Sarah SimonUtility Rd off SD87  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Sarah Simon

The views from up here are simply amazing. We did "Sylvan Peak" as a late-afternoon outing and the evening sunlight hitting the Harney Peak massif was just astounding. This was a great, shorter outing, but - indeed, pay attention to your surroundings as the terrain can twist you around if you're not careful!
Posted May 30, 2012 10:55 pm

jdzahariaGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010


Hiked the utility road route. Summited two tall rock outcroppings, only to find the summit was further northwest. White paint blazes were at-first very faint up the ridge from the water tank, and non-existent closer to the summit. But, the route-finding was easy. One rock outcropping needs to be passed on the right. Probably good to remember that on the descent. The summit provided good views of Harney Peak, Crazy Horse, and the Needles area.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 4:15 pm

kavakFrom Utility Rd off SD87  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2010


This was a straightforward climb up a broad ridge. I just kept to the left of all the rocky projections and it seemed to go quickly. The views are great and although I heard vehicles I didn't see anyone in the area until I headed out. This was part of a trip to climb all the 7000 foot peaks in South Dakota.
Posted Jul 15, 2010 12:05 pm

climber555nice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010


Beautiful clear day. Made it to the top in no time. Got to see the helicopter crews logging out all the dead pine trees on Harney Peak.
Posted Feb 5, 2010 11:53 pm

eric-grizGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2009


It took my wife and I a little while to find the right route. I was operating off of memory and I accidentally took us down the wrong utility road. I should have realized we were on the wrong road when we started going downhill. Anyway, this peak offers what are arguably the best views in the Black Hills.
Posted Jun 5, 2009 10:43 pm

weeds19On the way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004


... to OH for school I stopped in S Dakota for some peak climbing. One of my last chances to hike in the mountains for a few months.
Posted Sep 8, 2007 5:38 pm

surgentIt's about time I sign the log  Sucess!


Got lost coming down.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:26 pm

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