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The Court House Wall is the premiere wall at Shadowlands and is one of the best areas in the whole Canyon. The climbing is both powerful and technical, all on beautiful stone. Two of the canyon's hardest routes, Faith and The Gavel, reside here.
After accessing the traverse trail, go left for approximately 3 minutes. Take the left fork down the hill prior to the old mine tunnel and the wall will come into view.
5 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Court House Wall:
Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "The Drilled Sergeant" 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 69'
The Juvenile 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 70'
Executioner 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 60'
Featured Route For The Court House Wall
Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "The Drilled Sergeant" 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Court House Wall
Some of us have a great respect and affinity for this route because it was our first send at the 5.11 grade, and like any good sergeant, it made us work for it. Some climbers might wish to avoid this route due to what might be called an error in judgement that I won't comment on or judge anyone for. Say what you will, I love this route and make a point to get on it whenever I can. It climbs like a thuggy, overhung pegboard with magical two finger pockets that get you pumped into a state of eupho...[more] Browse More Classics in SD