A view of the Blue Sky and Indecent Exposure Walls...
The climbing here is overhanging and requires a bit of endurance and power. This area also has the hardest route THE STING(5.13c).
To get here drive about 20 miles down the canyon to The lodge and then about another half a mile to a mile and park just past the first bridge where there is a pull out on the right, walk across the road and the trail is there, walk up the hill past several good sized boulders for about 7-8 minutes, Left like half a minute is Lord of the flies wall and right is Gregs Gully, about 20 minutes
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
73 Total Routes
['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Monorail 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : Iron Horse Wall
This line follows the obvious crack-like feature up the center of the cream colored wall (with cream colored hangers). The climbing is very sequential on cool, slender pockets with the occasional fingerlock thrown in. The fourth bolt is a little hard to clip off of a slopey right hand mono/stack. Just set your feet, take a breath, and clip.... it's not too bad, many people fall on the thin moves after the clip.Great route that starts hard and stays on you for the first 5 bolts. The top is easier...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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By Tane Owens
From: Denver, CO
Apr 30, 2013
First time at Blue Sky this last weekend. I found the routes that I climbed very sustained, which is great. Get up there around noon and you'll have sunshine the rest of the day. It's also a great place if you don't like having to clip a bolt every 5 feet as I found the placements a bit more runout than other areas of the canyon, which is also great.
Can't wait to go back.