Here’s a list of all the rock climbing guiding companies located in South Dakota (although we only know of one!):


Sylvan Rocks Climbing School Logo

Company:  Sylvan Rocks Climbing School and Guide Service


Phone: 605-484-7585


Headquarters: South Dakota

Specialties: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering

Summary: Since 1989 when Sylvan Rocks began in Custer State Park, their goal has been to teach beginning climbers right, and take experienced guests to the best summits the area has to offer. Vacation time is short, so do something extraordinary in the Black Hills.




These companies also guide in South Dakota (but are not headquartered in South Dakota):


Above Ouray Ice and Tower Rock Guides Logo

Company: Above Ouray Ice & Tower Rock Guides


Phone: 888-345-9061


Headquarters: Silverton, Colorado

Specialties: Rock Climbing and Guided Rock Climbing.

Summary: They are committed to staying small because they’re convinced it’s the way to provide not just the resources offered by the high volume companies, but the finest personalized service you deserve.



Did we accidentally miss anybody? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll make sure they’re put on the list!