Home - Destinations - iPhone/Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Skeletal Remains

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Buffalo Gap 
Buster Douglas 
Cokes and Crowbars 
Crucifixion 
Custer's Last Stud 
Ear Bone 
Easy Like Sunday 
Guilt By Association 
Liquid Sunshine 
Lon's Route 
Lone Johnny & His 10-Inch Neck 
Plea Bargain 
Preparation H 
Presumed Innocent 
Scar Face 
Sewn Up 
Six Gun Sally 
Soiled Dove 
Soiled Father Doves 
Son of a Thousand Fathers 
Storm Trooper of Love 
Tongueless Wonder 
Tubesteak Boogie 
Unnamed 3 
Walk in the Park 
Unsorted Routes:

Skeletal Remains 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 7,133
Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jul 22, 2002
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area Add Route | Add Photo | Add Comment | Add Event
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
Clear
63° | 43°
Clear
62° | 37°
Clear
62° | 43°
Partly Cloudy
72° | 53°
Chance of Rain
63° | 37°
KT finishing Cokes and Crowbars

Description 

A small sport climbing area with easy access. Not a destination in & of itself, but some fun climbing nonetheless. Grades range from 5.7 to 5.11?.

The rock here is a bit polished from use; I guess that means it is pretty clean as well.


Getting There 

From Spearfish and the start of 14A, go approximately 3 miles into the Canyon, look for a turnout / parking area on the right. The last time I was there the turnout was the 3rd one encountered on the drive.

There is an obvious trail on the N side of the parking area, follow that for a minute until you reach the rock.


25 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',6],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Skeletal Remains:
Storm Trooper of Love   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Liquid Sunshine   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Plea Bargain   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Son of a Thousand Fathers   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cokes and Crowbars   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Buster Douglas   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Buffalo Gap   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Tongueless Wonder   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Browse More Classics in Skeletal Remains

Featured Route For Skeletal Remains
Classic climb

Son of a Thousand Fathers 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : Skeletal Remains
For those about to DYNO, we salute you! It is recommended that you stickclip the first two bolts of this climb if you have never done it before. Even better, have a local who knows the dyno move for the opening sequence show you how it's done. Be prepared for a fall on your way to the third bolt while doing a stand-up sequence that is a bit difficult due to a secret, hidden hold. Crimp and smear your way past the fourth and fifth bolts, and after that, its a jughaul to the anchors. This climb is...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

News and Events For Skeletal Remains
Comments on Skeletal Remains Add Comment
Show which comments
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 19, 2002

5.7 to 5.13+

By Greg Parker
Administrator
Nov 10, 2002

13+? The grades range from 5.6 (Sewn Up) to 5.12c (Custer's Last Stud). If you want to experience a nice Pete deLannoy sandbag, get on Tongueless Wonder, 11a. Trivia question: Does anybody know how this route got its name?

By Anonymous Coward
Jan 23, 2003

Nathan Renner was trying to put on a Vector and as he was doing it he pulled the tongue out and thus the name tongueless wonder.

By Greg Parker
Administrator
Jan 25, 2003

Wow! That last comment had to be by Nate. I don't think anybody else knows that besides Pete.

By Miah
Jan 3, 2007

I"ve always wondered were that name came from. Tonguless is one of the finest routs in the canyon and one of the best 5.11's I've ever done. It's also probably the hardest .11a I've ever been on.

By Greg Parker
Administrator
Jan 5, 2007

Pete used to get all heated when I would suggest that Tongueless was hard for 11a... "you don't know dude. Go climb some runout 5.11s in the Needles, then come talk to me."
I think it's more like 11c. It's brilliant though. Fun to put your unsuspecting friends on.

By Glenn Foltz
Jun 20, 2010

Parking Area and Trailhead are at N4427.04 W10351.82, the area is at N4427.09' W10351.82!