Start of the South Seas- A ton of different granite face routes, both sport and trad. Probably the best moderate class of routes. Drive south past the Mount Rushmore Monument itself to a large parking area on either side of the highway near a monument sign. Hike downhill on the trail that is on the right side of the road. The South Seas spires are visible through the trees from the right side of the road. South Seas contains about 30 different routes on several different spires.
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.