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Iron Horse Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Greg Parker on Oct 20, 2006
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Description 

One of the premiere walls at Blue Sky. The main section houses 4 classic climbs and is flanked by several enjoyable warm-ups. The climbing is typically on small pockets up slightly overhanging, perfect stone.

Getting There 

Once at the main trail, walk left for about 2 minutes. You'll pass Turkey Vulture (12c, big bulging black buttress) on your right. The Iron Horse wall is the next obvious shield of stone, with nice open views of the canyon.

Climbing Season

For the Blue Sky area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',4],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Iron Horse Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Iron Horse Wall:
Iron Horse   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   
Big Train   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Monorail.

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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The Iron Horse Wall.

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By Miah
Jan 2, 2007
My favorite of the Blue Sky walls. The routes here blend technique and power and expose any weakness in either department. The beautiful views and stellar climbing are a combination hard to find, let alone match, anywhere.

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