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.
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Terminator Pillar WI4 Trad, Ice
Albino Black Sheep 5.9+ M4 Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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Climb the pillar! Good steep ice - if it was longer this would be one of the best ice routes in the USA, but great even so. The vertical section is usually only about 40 feet long as the first 10 feet is typically an easy pedestal....[more] Browse More Classics in SD