Farther down the road from the Fast Hair Wall and the Warm-Up Wall is one of Spearfish Canyon's often overlooked gems. If you decide to climb here you are guaranteed to strike it rich.
From the Warm-Up and the Fast Hair Wall head east on the traverse trail as if you were heading towards Cheyenne Crossing. Once the forest clears and the rock starts again in earnest, dig in and get r' dun!
Climbing Season For the The Dark Side area.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Gold Mine
Cleopatra 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : Gold Mine
A must do route for the grade! 5.11d tends to be an orphan grade of neglect in Spearfish Canyon. For those who want a 5.12 minus experience without the need for leaving a bail beaner behind this would be a great choice.A mellow start gets progressively harder until a sick 5.12a crux on bomb proof black rock shoots you down and makes you scratch your head. Hint! It's all in the body position. Get your hands on some strange crimps. Once you hands are pasted, try a back step with the right foot and...[more] Browse More Classics in SD