Little Devils Tower Climber's Log

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JesseSumrak

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

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

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

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

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

WIth Harney Peak  Sucess!

Loop with Harney Peak from Sylvan Lake.

mattdalman

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

standard route  Sucess!

Climbed this after completing Harney Peak.

mountaingazelle

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

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

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

Little Devils Tower  Sucess!

Great Views

skorpeo

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

mlandau3 - Jan 7, 2011 9:05 pm

Finally Got Around To Doing This One  Sucess!

Great views of Harney Peak and the Cathedral Spires

NDhiker

NDhiker - Dec 12, 2009 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

Great Hike  Sucess!

We started at the Little Devils Tower Trailhead. Very good hike with a great view from the top.

climber555

climber555 - Oct 25, 2009 12:02 am Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2009

Alone in winter  Sucess!

Hiked from Sylvan Lake to Little Devils Tower many times, but last winter was the most extreme. A foot of solid packed snow made for an easy hike, but it started snowing and blowing on top. Got lost on top and saw only cliffs every where I looked until I finally found my footprints and got out of there. Hiking the Black Hills in the winter is awesome.

Koonsy

Koonsy - Jul 30, 2009 6:21 pm

Standard Route  Sucess!

Cool summit with great views of the Black Hills.

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