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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.
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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'
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Big Train 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Iron Horse Wall
Small, small, small pockets up the black streak. Tough right off the ground and continuously difficult for 5 bolts. The climbing is not too powerful, but it requires a lot of tenacity. The redpoint crux going to the 4th bolt is a bit of an eye-opener the first time you try it (I have to pull off of those?). Finishes on easier terrain ~ 5.9. I got the FA of this route kind of unexpectedly.... "I'll just go up and try the moves".........[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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