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Big Picture Gully  


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Location: 44.31726, -103.90147 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a great place for the intermediate climber. Tons of good routes from 5.10 to 5.12.

Getting There 

To get here, go down the canyon about 20 miles past a log hotel for tourists that is on the right, go past a bridge, then you will come to a pond and a dam, park here just before the dam. Walk across the dam and next to the pond. Follow this trail for about 20 minutes or so and you will come to the first climbs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.5 miles from here

69 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',24],['5.11',24],['5.12',15],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Picture Gully:
Beggar's Banquet   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Breakfast Wall
Pulsating Fantasticals   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Bradyism Wall
Everything's Big In Texas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Fat Grandma
Marsha Gets Creamed   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   Bradyism Wall
Open Your Mouth and Say AAHHH!   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Bradyism Wall
Morning Dew   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 70'   Bradyism Wall
Identity Crisis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   Nameless Wall
Better Off Dead   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Big Picture Wall
Dead Residents   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Wall of Conclusion
Wanna Play Doctor?   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   Bradyism Wall
Courtesy Drip   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Can
Slaughterhouse Five   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Big Picture Wall
Winger   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   Glamrock
Drip Dry   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Can
Armageddon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   Big Picture Wall
Quest for Fire   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Big Picture Wall
Maximum Overdrive   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   Big Picture Wall
Clockwork Orange   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Big Picture Wall
First Blood   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Big Picture Wall
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Featured Route For Big Picture Gully
Eric tastes First Blood

First Blood 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Big Picture Wall
Multiple cruxes throughout the route with great rests, culminating with a sick undercling to a slopey right hand move passing the ninth bolt, one more gas move passing the tenth bolt (previous anchors), then slab climbing on amazing black rock to the anchors...a MC classic on bullet proof rock, hard to beat. Fourth route from the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Mikel Cronin
Nov 13, 2006
There are new routes on this wall. I am pretty sure nobody will be climbing at the Gully this winter but add these to your Spearfish Guide. Quest for Fire extension (unrated), Maximum Overdrive extension (unrated), First Blood 12b, extension 12c, Total Recall 12b HaHa, extension 12c?, Armageddon 12a, extension 13a, Something Wicked This Way Comes 11c, extension 12d. The Can project Dry Scratch 12d.
Enjoy these are all 5 star additions.