Black Hills Rock Climber


While reviewing this photo I took along the Needles Scenic Highway in the Black Hills National Forest, I noticed a ‘spot’ at the top of one of the tallest rock formations.

It was a rock climber!Β  Here, I’ll show you.


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Can you see the rock climber?


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Now can you see the rock climber?


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Go back to my first photo, and I bet you see that spot I did!Β  πŸ™‚


49 thoughts on “Black Hills Rock Climber

  1. Funny how you find this sort of thing likely because you have your eye searching for birds. Still can’t help but wonder why anyone would want to go to all that trouble climbing that rock. πŸ€”

    • You know me, Gunta! πŸ˜‰ I did first think it was a spot on my laptop screen, THEN I thought it was a bird, I was excited lol. I’ve since read that this area, the Needles of the Black Hills, is popular for rock climbing. I laughed out loud at your last sentence hehe.

    • I was at over 5,000 ft elevation taking the photo. I read the tops of some of the “needles” are over 7,000 feet but I don’t know which ones, there are many others in the same area. When I really enlarge my original, I can see a line going over the back of the rock, the person was really in an angle I thought too. Wish I had taken more photos and known s/he was up there! Gosh I hope someone was there on the other side too!

      • I would imagine they are belaying (holding the rope for) someone else coming up – hence the lean, in case they have to take the fall (though they will, or should, be tied to a fixed point of course).

  2. Wow! That is amazing, both that you spotted it and that someone would find their way to the top of that mountain. Thanks for sharing, and enlarging!

  3. Haha, that is awesome. They do look like a dust spec in the first image. You must’ve laughed when you first zoomed in to check it out?

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