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The Asylum  


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Elevation: 5,000'
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Submitted By: B. Climbin' 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 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?

Getting There 

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

check your head.

Climbing Season

For the The Mohican area.

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=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'   
Lethal Prescrimption   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For The Asylum
Heeee's Koo Koo!

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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I guess we are all here...because we are not all t...
I guess we are all here...because we are not all t...
Have your red point attempts in spearfish Canyon c...
Have your red point attempts in spearfish Canyon c...
McNabb goes Koo Koo for his Cocoa Puffs at The Asy...
McNabb goes Koo Koo for his Cocoa Puffs at The Asy...
Routes that will make you go bonkers.
Routes that will make you go bonkers.
Jerry gets nutty in Nut Hut, 5.10b.
Jerry gets nutty in Nut Hut, 5.10b.
Koo Koo's Nest, 5.11b. In Spearfish Canyon, you wi...
Koo Koo's Nest, 5.11b. In Spearfish Canyon, you wi...
Cali Terveen fights The Depression, 5.11d.
Cali Terveen fights The Depression, 5.11d.
Jamie and Alyson at The Asylum.
Jamie and Alyson at The Asylum.
Electro-Chalk Therapy, 5.11c. Crazy Technical clim...
Electro-Chalk Therapy, 5.11c. Crazy Technical clim...
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Are we having fun yet?

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