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EBM, 5.11a <br />Sunshine Wall, Spearfish Canyon. <br />South Dakota.


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Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Comment : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: 3 days ago

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Comments: BBQ Brent plans to make an appearance. Bring your own meat to toss on the grill before and afterwards.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Indecent Exposure : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: That would be either Split Her or Booska. More than likely the latter since Waldo appears to be heading left. Good times!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Apr 10, 2014

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Comments: Nice, Wilson! Glad to see your still wasting your time as well as I do.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Tenpins/Switchbacks : Tricouni Nail/Cerberus : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Feb 25, 2014

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Comments: Wilson! How's it going for ya?


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Scavanger Wall : Turkey Vulture (5.12c) : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Feb 14, 2014

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Comments: A populous resident within Spearfish Canyon, the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) is also known as a "buzzard". It can be identified in flight by the tell-tale white pattern under the wings and by the fact that it is more "tipsy" in flight when compared to other raptors such as falcons and eagles.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon
By: Brent Larsen When: Jan 15, 2014

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Comments: I wouldn't say Rifle sucks...but Spearfish Canyon is better!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Big Black Face : Sir Slabs A Lot (5.10+)
By: Brent Larsen When: Nov 26, 2013

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Comments: Did this route get chopped?


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Ice Box
By: Brent Larsen When: Nov 10, 2013

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Comments: There are some sick new routes at Ice Box now. The Canyon Crew's future plans to renovate some older climbs with new hardware will soon make this area one of the best roadside crags in South Dakota. Come check this place out!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : The Thunderhead
By: Brent Larsen When: Sep 15, 2013

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Comments: Thunderhead receives some positive press. Congrats, Greg. Louder Than Eleven 100 days trip


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Inner Outlet : Cold Feat (5.9)
By: Brent Larsen When: Aug 13, 2013

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Comments: Not sandbagged in the least. It's easier than Classic Crack, easier than Over Exposure and probably a bit more difficult than Hrum Hroom but definitely easier than Waste Knot. I am glad the bolts are there, however, at least two bolts are close to features that do accept cams and nuts. Sweet flakes and jugs even though crimpers are there early on and are needed for many of the moves. Would be an excellent lead for someone who just crushed California Boys but doesn't have the trad gear placing sk... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Lord Of The Flies Wall : Black Slabbath (5.12a)
By: Brent Larsen When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: This truly is the route that all other Spearfish Canyon 5.12a should be judged by. It has it all and then some. Absolutely, positively the sickest line I have ever done. If you only have one morning to spare on your road trip to our fine canyon, start your session with Tasting Time, then do Indecent Exposure, get on Slabbath and cool down with either The Beast or The Conch. You will not be disappointed. For me this was a cool, August morning that I will never forget. Thanks for bolting Black Sla... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Lord Of The Flies Wall : The Beast (5.11d)
By: Brent Larsen When: Aug 9, 2013

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Comments: This is a route that lives up to its name. Pure sweet, sickness!


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : TOWERS OF TEETH : ... : Waste Knot (5.8)
By: Brent Larsen When: Jul 16, 2013

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Comments: I believe the credit for the "official first accent" for this route has been lost to the annuals of time. However, an "updated" first accent can probably be credited to Darryl Stisser and Reggie Walters.

I also believe that this is one of those Black Hills climbs that falls into the category of "If you only have time for one climb at (insert location/at this grade) make it this one." THIS ROUTE IS SICK!


Location: AhK : Random : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Jul 12, 2013

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Comments: Nice rack.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Fabled Creatures Wall : Centaur (5.10d) : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Jun 25, 2013

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Comments: This part of the wall is ultra tasty during autumn months. Nice pic!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Delicacy Wall : Monkey Brain Stew (5.12a)
By: Brent Larsen When: Jun 12, 2013

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Comments: You don't need to stick clip the third bolt if you are already awesome. But it's not a bad idea to do so if your not too accomplished at 5.12 climbing yet or if you've never done the route before.


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Middle Earth : Near Downs : Fool of a Took (5.9-)
By: Brent Larsen When: Jun 8, 2013

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Comments: Loved it! This line is sick! Great pro through the cracks and the bolt placements are spot on. Thanks for the super-fun route, guys! Keep up the good work!


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : The Dojo : Wax Off (5.12b)
By: Brent Larsen When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: If you're like me, it helps to double up your rack so you can fire off at both hips, and have a back-up, or two, in case you drop a draw as you gravel your way up this no rest wonder. Tough climb. Be prepared.


Location: WY : Sinks Canyon : Commercial Business Plannin...
By: Brent Larsen When: May 3, 2013

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Comments: I wouldn't be too interesting in visiting Sinks Canyon again if it started to resemble the tourist traps I want to escape from.


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon
By: Brent Larsen When: Apr 25, 2013

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Comments: Spearfish Canyon is a bit odd during the months of April and Early May. During this time of year we typically get our biggest snowfalls. However, the temps are usually warm (45-75 degrees F) and you can climb anywhere. Bring your snowshoes, winter boots, hats, gloves and down coats. The Sunshine Wall will still be your best bet in terms of having no snow on the trails or at the base of the cliffs. This time of year the Sunshine Wall gets blaring sun and stays nice and toasty until about 3 or 4 p... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Ice Box : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Apr 15, 2013

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Comments: As of last year, this sign, the picnic area and the outhouse were all taken down due to budget cuts. I wonder if the ancient Romans looked around and saw their society going down the toilet and made connection before it was too late? "Gee, Magnus. We used to have public latrines and picnic areas. What are those barbarians doing at the gate?"


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon
By: Brent Larsen When: Apr 11, 2013

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Comments: The closest camping to The Sunshine Wall, The Darkside, The Danks and The Shadowlands is at Hana Campground. This campground is on the left-hand side of Hana Road which you can easily find if you are close to the Cheyanne Crossing Store. Hana is a paid campground and has water, fire grates and outhouses onsite. "Free Camping" can be found about two miles up the road from Hana. This free camping is less than desirable though since it is in the middle of a mosquito infested field of grass. If you ... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Attitude wall : Dancing With Myself (5.12a) : Photo
By: Brent Larsen When: Mar 12, 2013

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Comments: Great photo! Did ya'all use my rope?


Location: SD : Custer State Park : Cathedral Spires : Spire Three : International Chimney (5.6 R)
By: Brent Larsen When: Jul 10, 2012

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Comments: Got a chance to climb this with Peter Lev, which is like getting chance to visit the moon with Neal Armstrong as your guide. Awesome route! I took the last pitch that starts just a few feet from the rap chains on the first pitch. The secret gear is a number 4 Black Diamond stopper in a very small, not-so-obvious crack on the face before you start the committing moves on the last pitch. You can even place this piece of pro before you start climbing. Get up onto the face about seven feet up and to... more >>


Location: SD : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Indecent Exposure : Eyes Without a Face (5.10c PG13)
By: Brent Larsen When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: This is a great route that is probably being overlooked due to its weird location. The rock is clean, the moves are hard, and it is a very difficult onsight for the inexperienced five ten climber who might not have attained a certain level of strength. I don't think it deserves a PG-13 rating unless, of course, you are completely inexperienced as a leader or you have a belayer who has no idea what they are doing. I'm sorry I got the ball rolling in that direction for this area since I described ... more >>


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