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Pheromone Wall Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Greg Parker on Oct 20, 2006
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Description 

This area has five routes to date from the main buttress of Flight of the Bumblebee (13a) over to Primate Tools (11a). The two routes on the main buttress are long, awe-inspiring lines with great views of the canyon.

Getting There 

Once at the main trail walk about 3 minutes to the left, passing the obvious Iron Horse wall. Follow a faint trail from the left of the Iron Horse wall that meanders up the hillside to reach the big white and black streaked buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Blue Sky area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pheromone Wall:
Smells Like Teen Spirit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dragonfly   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flight of the Bumblebee   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Flight Stimulator   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 100'   
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Featured Route For Pheromone Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The best 5.9 in the canyon.

Dragonfly 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Pheromone Wall
The route goes up a huge, detached block of blue/black weathered limestone which leans against the main wall. Smeary opening moves lead to a few bolts of easier climbing followed by a stance before a committing, yet well protected high-step move. A series of underclings followed by more delicate slab moves leads to anchors at the top of the slab. This climb features fun moves on brilliant stone that is characteristic of Blue Sky....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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