Emancipation Rockphormation- This is the large wall on the backside of Mount Rushmore that includes Dire Spire, 5.7-5.13a, the prominent trident shaped feature above the road. These routes are more trad than sport. Be careful not to set off the alarms on the Mount Rushmore National Monument. This could ruin your climbing day. The boundaries are well marked. Whitehouse Wall, 5.8-5.10b, makes up the northwest side of Emancipation Rockphormation. Garfield goes to Washington, 5.8, is its most popular route and is made up of three pitches. Mount Rushmore climbs, Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota, April, 2006
This is a huge sport route area to go along with the trad climbing in the nearby Needles.