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Weather Watchers Wall

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Awk-Wierd Raspberries S 
Bad Apples and Raspberries T 
Carl's Bad Caverns T 
Cheap Seeking Missle S 
Dog Days of Summer T,S 
Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts T,S 
Indian Summer T,S 
Lizard King Arete T,S 
Middle of the Road T 
Mohawk Overdrive T 
Not Yo-stemite T,S 
Original Sin T 
Pre-Summer Special T,S 
Pressure Drop T 
Rocking Raspberries T,S 
RP Diagonal T 
Somewhere East of Fresno T,S 
Top Rope Slab TR 
Weather or Not T 

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Description 

This wall is the main wall at Raspberry Rocks. It faces west/northwest. There is a substantial boulder field below this wall. Near the center of this wall is a giant tiered overhang. This wall is home to the majority of the routes at Raspberry Rocks. This is one of the steepest and longest walls we have in the Black Hills. There are a number of corners, aretes, cracks and overhangs on this wall. There are no other cliffs in the Black Hills that are so symmetrically cleaved. This area is similar to Index Town Walls in Washington State or many of the crags in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. Most routes have fixed anchors for rappel purposes. This cliff is in the shade in the morning and gets sunshine after 2:00PM during the summer. Several routes not to be missed are Rocking Raspberries 5.9, Somewhere East of Fresno 5.10c, Indian Summer 5.10c, Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts 5.10d, Left Face of Eve 5.11b and The Horn Route 5.10b.

Getting There 

Use the standard approach described on the front page for Raspberry Rocks. Follow the faint trail until it leads into the boulder field. At that point the main attraction will be quite evident. Wander through the talus staying out away from the wall a bit. Find your route and work through the boulders to the base of the climb.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',6],['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 Weather Watchers Wall:
Carl's Bad Caverns   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Weather or Not   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Rocking Raspberries   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dog Days of Summer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Somewhere East of Fresno   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   
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Featured Route For Weather Watchers Wall
nearing the anchors on Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts

Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  SD : Raspberry Rocks : Weather Watchers Wall
This is the second pitch above Dog Days of Summer. Start by face climbing past a couple of bolts into a finger crack. Lieback this bottoming crack past some bolts to a roof. Move up to a bolt and follow flakes to the summit. Jim Schlicter claims this to be one of the best routes in the Black Hills. "Get U Some!"...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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