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The Asylum  


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Elevation: 5,000'
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Submitted By: Brent Larsen on Sep 5, 2011
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Description 

Let's just face facts here. If you are the kind of person who finds yourself walking around in the woods talking to your imaginary belayer...it's time to have your crazy ass committed to the extremely hard climbs of The Asylum!

You have to be slightly wacked to want to climb here...but you'd be insane if you skipped this funhouse of a wall for the Tilt-a-Wheel Wall instead.

Don't loose your mind trying to onsight anything here...you won't. The Asylum offers routes that are quite atypical for Spearfish Canyon. The climbs are highly technical and require a sort of inner strength and imagination that most normal people do not posses.

The bottom line is prepare to be sandbagged and frustrated. But keep trying! What do you have to lose besides your marbles?


Getting There 

From the parking lot take trail 1. Head left and hike past the Head Shop Wall.

check your head.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',4],['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 The Asylum:
License 2 ILL   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Asylum
This one will chalk you into submission.

Electro Chalk Therapy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Asylum
Shockingly fun movement on stone so good that it will make you want to bang your head against the wall. Be sure to sack up and chalk up! This route to good mental health will throw you one wickedly fun hard move after another. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Jamie and Alyson at The Asylum.
Jamie and Alyson at The Asylum.
McNabb goes Koo Koo for his Cocoa Puffs at The Asylum!
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Electro-Chalk Therapy, 5.11c. <br />Crazy Technical climbing!
Electro-Chalk Therapy, 5.11c.
Crazy Technical clim...
Jerry gets nutty in Nut Hut, 5.10b.
Jerry gets nutty in Nut Hut, 5.10b.
Jamie projecting at The Asylum.
Jamie projecting at The Asylum.
Cali Terveen fights The Depression, 5.11d.
Cali Terveen fights The Depression, 5.11d.
Routes that will make you go bonkers.
Routes that will make you go bonkers.

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