Temporary closures near Fiscal Cliff: May-July 2014 MORE INFO >>>
The long-awaited Peaks to Plains Trail up Clear Creek Canyon is under construction! Please note that rockfall mitigation will be happening around Fiscal Cliff. All work will be taking place in areas already designated as construction zones, but crews would like to remind climbers that these areas remain off limits for safety concerns. Dog House and Cat Slab will not be affected. Email email@example.com with any questions.
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This large-ish wall is just downstream from High Profile Wall and also faces West and North. Climbing is largely unremarkable, and this probably explains the rarity with which it is climbed (in 20 years of climbing in the area, I have never seen anyone on it!!). However, it is home to a few moderate trad lines that tick in at 5.9 or so. These follow obvious grooves and crack systems. One face climb has been established at 5.9 as well, and it carries the LPSD moniker. I checked out LPSD in 2000 thinking it might be a good spot to develop more moderate face climbs, but the effort involved seemed too great. The rock here is granitic and fairly rough. We did a two pitch 5.8 called Reds that kicked up quite enjoyable climbing, although the bulk of the climbing seemed more like 5.6. If you are looking for an off beat day on nearly virgin stone, LPSD might be worth a visit.
Park as for the High Profile Wall but hike back down stream to the much larger wall. LPSD is best approached a bit uphill and from the right side.
A. A Little Piece of South Dakota, 9 R, bolts & gear. B. Ethical Jesture, 9 R, 1p, 120', gear. C. Bugsy, 9, 1p, gear. D. Reds, 8, 2p, gear.