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
78 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',23],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Blue Sky
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Big Train 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : Iron Horse Wall
Small, small, small pockets up the black streak. Tough right off the ground and continuously difficult for 5 bolts. The climbing is not too powerful, but it requires a lot of tenacity. The redpoint crux going to the 4th bolt is a bit of an eye-opener the first time you try it (I have to pull off of those?). Finishes on easier terrain ~ 5.9. I got the FA of this route kind of unexpectedly.... "I'll just go up and try the moves".........[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.