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Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadium"  


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Luke Ross runs with the big dogs on The Wall of Fa...

Steep limestone! 

Some of the sickest climbing in Spearfish Canyon can be found just fifteen minutes outside of town with a hike less than five minutes from the road.

With walls in league with Victoria Canyon, or Rifle Colorado, the massive climbs at The Stadium boast a go big or go home ethic. This is a crag with plenty of gnarly thrills to be had by all who dare to step up to the plate when the ump calls, "Batter Up!"

Let us take you out to the ball game...

Getting There 

Roughly 5 miles out of Spearfish heading east on Hwy 14A to a very large pull out on the right hand side of the road. If you are coming from Lead, get on Hwy 14A and travel west to Bridal Veil Falls. Botany Bay is less than a mile past the falls parking lot.

The Stadium is broken up into two sections, The Wall of Fame and The Dugout. The Wall of Fame is the top section of the crag which is filled with long, overhanging routes outfitted completely with fixed draws. Walking downhill on a rocky, not-so-obvious path leads to The Dugout which is the section of the crag that contains a few shorter climbs and the infamous, uber-long route known as Around The Horn.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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 Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadium":
Grand Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
Chin Music   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Around The Horn   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 120'   
Pinch Hitter   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   
Pete Throws   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
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Lee Terveen goes Around The Horn!

Around The Horn 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadi...
If you love long, technical routes with varied terrain, powerful moves and beautiful veiw from the nosebleed section of the upper deck, do not miss this one!As far as we can tell, this is the only two pitch route in Spearfish Canyon (baseball pun intended!)The first pitch has you hurling yourself over powerful moves on overhung, blonde rock and is believed to go at 5.11c. Get ready to crimp and beg for the next jug!The second pitch gets you onto a bold, black slab that leads to one hard-ass pinc...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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goooooood times!
goooooood times!
The Dugout.
The Dugout.
Around The Horn, 5.11c for the first pitch with a ...
Around The Horn, 5.11c for the first pitch with a ...
Lee setting up for a crux move on the lower half o...
Lee setting up for a crux move on the lower half o...
Lee Terveen takes down the game-changing route kno...
Lee Terveen takes down the game-changing route kno...
You bring your game here... 4 fitness.
You bring your game here... 4 fitness.
hope there is a climber in this photo?
hope there is a climber in this photo?
Luke Ross projects a route of The Wall on Fame.
Luke Ross projects a route of The Wall on Fame.

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