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Buffalo Gap S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Buster Douglas S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cokes and Crowbars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crucifixion S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Custer's Last Stud S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dean's List, The S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ear Bone S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Easy Like Sunday S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Guilt By Association S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Liquid Sunshine S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lone Johnny & His 10-Inch Neck S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Plea Bargain S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Preparation H S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Presumed Innocent S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Scar Face S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sewn Up S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Six Gun Sally S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Soiled Dove S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Soiled Father Doves S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Son of a Thousand Fathers S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Storm Trooper of Love S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tongueless Wonder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tubesteak Boogie S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Walk in the Park S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

A small sport climbing area with easy access. Not a destination in & of itself, but some fun climbing nonetheless. Grades range from 5.7 to 5.11?.

The rock here is a bit polished from use; I guess that means it is pretty clean as well.

Getting There

From Spearfish and the start of 14A, go approximately 3 miles into the Canyon, look for a turnout / parking area on the right. The last time I was there the turnout was the 3rd one encountered on the drive.

There is an obvious trail on the N side of the parking area, follow that for a minute until you reach the rock.

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Parking Area and Trailhead are at N44°27.04 W103°51.82, the area is at N44°27.09' W103°51.82! Jun 20, 2010
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Pete used to get all heated when I would suggest that Tongueless was hard for 11a... "you don't know dude. Go climb some runout 5.11s in the Needles, then come talk to me."
I think it's more like 11c. It's brilliant though. Fun to put your unsuspecting friends on. Jan 5, 2007
Miah  
I"ve always wondered were that name came from. Tonguless is one of the finest routs in the canyon and one of the best 5.11's I've ever done. It's also probably the hardest .11a I've ever been on. Jan 3, 2007
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Wow! That last comment had to be by Nate. I don't think anybody else knows that besides Pete. Jan 25, 2003
Nathan Renner was trying to put on a Vector and as he was doing it he pulled the tongue out and thus the name tongueless wonder. Jan 23, 2003
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
13+? The grades range from 5.6 (Sewn Up) to 5.12c (Custer's Last Stud). If you want to experience a nice Pete deLannoy sandbag, get on Tongueless Wonder, 11a. Trivia question: Does anybody know how this route got its name? Nov 10, 2002
5.7 to 5.13+ Aug 19, 2002

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