Sylvan Peak Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 14, 2018 9:15 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

11 Peaks  Sucess!

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

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Jul 9, 2017 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2017

More Deadfall  Sucess!

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.

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Jun 21, 2014 1:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

A tangle of fallen trees  Sucess!

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.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jun 18, 2014 1:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2014

Did it  Sucess!

Mostly bush whacking do pay attention to the route you take up. Hiked up with my dogs and quite enjoyable with nice views.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 14, 2012 10:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012

Good views...  Sucess!

Good views, cool rocks, annoying deadfall, bazillions of wasps.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 30, 2012 10:55 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Utility Rd off SD87  Sucess!

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!

jdzaharia

jdzaharia - Aug 12, 2010 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2010

Great Views  Sucess!

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.

kavak

kavak - Jul 15, 2010 12:05 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

From Utility Rd off SD87  Sucess!

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.

climber555

climber555 - Feb 5, 2010 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2010

nice hike  Sucess!

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.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Jun 5, 2009 10:43 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2009

Great Views  Sucess!

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.

weeds19

weeds19 - Sep 8, 2007 5:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004

On the way  Sucess!

... 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.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:26 pm

It's about time I sign the log  Sucess!

Got lost coming down.

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