Routes that will make you go bonkers.
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 because Skeletal Remains has a much shorter hike.
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?
From the parking lot take trail 1. Head left and hike past the Head Shop Wall.
check your head.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Asylum
Koo Koo's Nest 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : The Asylum
If you're the kind of climber who likes routes that start out easy and end with you calling the suicide hotline, then this one will be right up your alley!Koo Koo's Nest starts on a neat flake system and works its way up into some fun ass 5.10 territory for about five bolts. For those who only want a warm-up or a 5.10b challenge there are anchors after the fifth bolt.For those who want a beat down, there is the rest of this insane climb. Crimp your way to the sixth bolt, clip and take a nice, lo...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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