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Blue Sky has an evil twin. While Blue Sky has trees, flowers and fluffy bunnies serving you lattes while you belay, Indecent Exposure is like the Waste Lands found in a Mad Max movie where things get real tough real quick. While Blue Sky is a place to go get pumped with a mellow groove, Indecent Exposure is the roller coaster set on full speed with the operator passed out at the switch. You're not getting off these rides without a scare. Sound fun? It sure is.
Park at the Blue Sky parking lot and set off on the long journey up to Big Sky. You will soon come a fork in the path. Go left (North East) to enjoy blue sky. Head right (South and slightly west), if you dare.
Indecent Exposure is a tricky crag in terms of climate. Summer afternoons are out of the question. If you want to get the most out of session in the dead of summer make sure you get there early in the morning and be prepared to hike to some shade by about noon. Spring and fall are really the best times to climb here. This is actually an awesome winter crag. Yes, it can get cold up there but pain and suffering should be part of the experience. Check the weather, this area does get cold, biting winds which make for a miserable time. But cold weather climbing is great here because the friction is off the hook. Be prepared to grin and bear it and just send already.
However, with that said, it is possible to climb in a T-shirt in the dead of winter if you do get a day with little or no wind. Belayers should bundle up since most routes in this area are long, technical and your hang dogging partner might just make you into a Popsicle when they try that complicated series of moves one more time. Winter visitors to the Black Hills tend to flock to The Sunshine Wall so this might be a good place to go in order to beat the crowds unless the locals are restless and get there before you do.
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
28 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Indecent Exposure:
Base Camp 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Ka-Pow! 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Dicky Do 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 85'
Baby Toes 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 90'
Dicky direct 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Tasting Time 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : Indecent Exposure
A long, drawn out and very worth-while experience. This is a fabulous example of a classic canyon moderate line that will allow you to touch the sky. Enjoy as a warm-up. Intermediate climbers can expect to see their skills brought up to the next level of excellence on this one. Fun, thoughtful movement on varied holds leads to a view of one of the most beautiful vistas Spearfish Canyon has to offer....[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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