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11th Hour Gulch

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11th Hour Gulch has a wonderful natural curtain of ice, and in some years kind souls have farmed ice on the opposite side of the narrow side canyon. Toproping access is easy, and the routes are good intermediate leads as well. The well featured rock would make for fun mixed climbing.

Getting There 

Pass Bridalveil Falls while heading south through Spearfish Canyon. Keep a sharp eye on the right side of the road - 11th hour gulch is a narrow side canyon only a few feet off the shoulder of the highway. The ice is visible from the road - it is only a few hundred feet away and about the same level as the highway. Pullouts exist both before and after for parking.

Climbing Season

For the Spearfish Canyon area.

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 11th Hour Gulch:
11th Hour Right   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 50'   
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11th Hour Center WI3  SD : Spearfish Canyon : 11th Hour Gulch
11th Hour is a wide curtain that usually has several distinct routes with different toprope anchors. The center route is the most reliable and easiest to lead. If leading make sure to save some energy for the top - the last 10 feet are the crux and the ice is the thinnest....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Side view from the approach trail.
BETA PHOTO: Side view from the approach trail.
11th Hour Gulch as of 12-24-07
11th Hour Gulch as of 12-24-07
Climber on 11th Hour
Climber on 11th Hour
Conditions as of 12-24-2008
BETA PHOTO: Conditions as of 12-24-2008
11th hour as of 1/31/09
BETA PHOTO: 11th hour as of 1/31/09
Climber on Eleventh Hour
Climber on Eleventh Hour
Scott, on his first ice climb ever.
Scott, on his first ice climb ever.
11th Hour Gulch
11th Hour Gulch
conditions as of 2-14-09
conditions as of 2-14-09
Early season.
Early season.
Kyle on 11th Hour Right
Kyle on 11th Hour Right

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By shaker
Dec 31, 2009
It's about 9 miles up on the right from the start of the canyon.
Good snowed cleared parking on the left.
(and roughly 3 miles past Bridalveil Falls)
By Glenn Foltz
Jun 20, 2010
Parking Lot is at N4423.63' W10354.66'(on the East side of the canyon road), Trailhead is slightly up canyon and across the road at N4423.62' W10354.67'
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