Little Devils Tower Climber's Log

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hightinerary - Aug 29, 2023 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2023

Just a Little Devilish  Sucess!

A fun scramble to the summit - just a little devilish.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 13, 2022 8:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2022

Little Devil  Sucess!

Added this as a fun little side trip on the way down from Black Elk Peak.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 13, 2021 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2021

Sylvan Lake TH en route to Black Elk Peak  Sucess!

I couldn’t resist the power of the (‘lil) Tower! Fun, short scramble with nice views.


JesseSumrak - Jul 17, 2021 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2021

Custer State Park Loop  Sucess!

Did the first part with the family. Sylvan Lake was packed, so we had to park a bit away and hike over to start up Trail #4 to Little Devils Tower. I had our 1.5-year old in the carrier for the first 2 miles to the saddle for Little Devils Tower, and I left the family there to run up and bag the peak. Fun little scramble up there. Reports say Class 3, but I'd say 2+. No exposure with any moves, and your hands are more for just balance. Great rock, so no problem on the descent either. Only had to crab walk 2 short sections. Family headed back down Trail #4 to go hangout at Sylvan Lake while I continued on north and west to connect Blak Elk Peak. Wonderful trail with beautiful views of the Cathedral Spires. Harney Tower was great at the peak, but it was a bit crowded, so I went and hungout more on nearby McGillicuddy Peak. Bombed down the Trail #9 after that for a quick 4-hour loop of the 3 peaks. Great day!


scramblingbadger - Sep 19, 2018 3:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2018

Trip Number 15 for Little Devils Tower  Sucess!

I never get tired of climbing this peak. Always enjoyable!

Bjorn - Jul 12, 2018 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2018

Goats on the peak  Sucess!

Nice sunrise on the peak. 4 mountain goats joined me.

With Sylvan Peak, Black Elk Peak, Little Devils tower, Bear Mountain, Odakota Mountain, Green Mountain, Crows Nest Peak, Crooks Tower, Terry Peak.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 14, 2018 9:14 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

11 Peaks  Sucess!

With Odakota Mountain, Bear Mountain, Crooks Tower, Terry Peak, "Sylvan Peak", 6750, Atlantic Hill, 5688, 5460 & Bear Butte.


huskertriguy - Jul 24, 2017 12:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2017

Scenic Route  Sucess!

Scenic route back from Black Elk. Ran into a couple youth groups who inadvertently were taking the long route up to Black Elk. Oh well! Lucky them for getting extra scenery!

Summit was nearly empty. Fun little scramble to the top.


scvanm - Jun 26, 2016 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2016

Loved the View.  Sucess!

Nice short hike on a hot afternoon.I think the temp was in the mid 90s but what a fun beautiful hike. Went with Paul, David, Laura and Olivia. Nice view of Mount Harney, Cathedral Spires and the back of Mount Rushmore.


SarahThompson - Sep 8, 2015 11:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

WIth Harney Peak  Sucess!

Loop with Harney Peak from Sylvan Lake.


mattdalman - Jun 25, 2015 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

standard route  Sucess!

Climbed this after completing Harney Peak.


mountaingazelle - Jun 1, 2015 9:11 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2015

Little Devils Tower  Sucess!

Hiked the clockwise loop to Harney Peak from Sylvan Lake and then went up Little Devils Tower on the way down. This was a fun peak with no other people on top.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 1, 2013 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2013

A Quick Fun Hike  Sucess!

Fun little hike with an unexpected scramble at the end, with Mega Views.


Walkoutnow - Oct 10, 2012 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2012

Little Devils Tower  Sucess!

Climbed on way back from doing Harney Peak. Bit of scrambling at the top was a good change of pace. Too bad the trees up at the top were all dead from the pine beetles, that part was not easy on the eyes..

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 14, 2012 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012

Best summit in the Hills  Sucess!

Maybe the best short hike (besides Harney) and best summit/views in the Black Hills.

irchrisbrown - Sep 4, 2012 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2012

Great View of Harney  Sucess!

There is a geocache at the top you should check out


espreck - Aug 17, 2012 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Little Devils Tower  Sucess!

Great Views


skorpeo - Jun 4, 2012 10:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Great scramble at Summit  Sucess!

Did this with my boys. Weather has warmed up, so it was finally a shorts day. Great views of Harney Peak and surrounding Hills.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 27, 2012 6:57 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

On way back from Harney Peak  Sucess!

Harney Peak is beautiful, but this little mountain was the highlight of the day! The scrambling and route-finding was a nice departure from trail-walking, and the views from the top of Harney Peak and Cathedral Spires were jaw-dropping. Love it! Super-windy up top, though.


mlandau3 - Jan 7, 2011 9:05 pm

Finally Got Around To Doing This One  Sucess!

Great views of Harney Peak and the Cathedral Spires

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