• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Garden Gate

Warren Netherton climbing down the Garden Gate
Warren Netherton climbing down the Garden Gate
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

This climb was first negociated by Dave Schnute, and Herb and Jan Conn on October 19, 1964. It is a climb that requires the caver to climb up one side and then immediately to climb down the other side. Named because it was the approach to the helictite bushes.

Did You Know?

American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...