Terminator Amphitheatre Rock Climbing
This area houses a freestanding pillar climb that looks like a miniature version of the Fang in Vail. There is also potential for hard mixed climbs, which people may or may not have already climbed.
The amphiteatre sits high on the east side of the canyon. To view it, head south into Spearfish Canyon. Very near the National Forest sign, look high on the left side of the canyon for a side canyon. The pillar is visible from the road. Bushwhack up the steep drainage into the side canyon - the approach takes about a half hour.
Climbing Season For the Spearfish Canyon area.
Weather station 8.4 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Terminator Amphitheatre
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Featured Route For Terminator Amphitheatre
Albino Black Sheep 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
: Spearfish Canyon
: Terminator Amphitheatre
Crux is around the 3rd to 5th bolt, this route can be done in rock shoes or with tools and crampons. Since it's located near The Terminator, most climbers will frequent the area during ice season. This route is better suited to someone who climbs ice over a sport climber, although the rock is good, there is no anchor. Some routes do not have anchors, even routes in Spearfish Canyon. Belay from tree, and walk off to the west. ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Community Cave. Terminator Pillar is in foregroun...
BETA PHOTO: curtain left of the terminator pillar
By john walker
Jun 29, 2004
There is a new bolted line on the left side of the cave, 6 bolts and an anchor. This is a decent warm up for the area. You can climb this route in rock shoes or with axes and crampons if you like. I put this route in yesterday and it has not been climbed yet. the route is open for climbing, have fun.