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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.
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.
8 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Iron Horse Wall:
Locomotive Breath 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Engine No. 9 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 50'
Iron Horse 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 60'
Monorail 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 50'
Big Train 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 50'
Crazy Train 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c Sport
Featured Route For Iron Horse Wall
Monorail 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 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