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Description

Blue Sky has an evil twin. While Blue Sky has trees, flowers and fluffy bunnies serving you lattes while you belay, Indecent Exposure is like the Waste Lands found in a Mad Max movie where things get real tough real quick. While Blue Sky is a place to go get pumped with a mellow groove, Indecent Exposure is the roller coaster set on full speed with the operator passed out at the switch. You're not getting off these rides without a scare. Sound fun? It sure is.

Getting There

Park at the Blue Sky parking lot and set off on the long journey up to Big Sky. You will soon come a fork in the path. Go left (North East) to enjoy blue sky. Head right (South and slightly west), if you dare.

Indecent Exposure is a tricky crag in terms of climate. Summer afternoons are out of the question. If you want to get the most out of a session in the dead of summer make sure you get there early in the morning and be prepared to hike to some shade by about noon. Spring and fall are really the best times to climb here. This is actually an awesome winter crag. Yes, it can get cold up there but pain and suffering should be part of the experience. Check the weather, this area does get cold, biting winds which make for a miserable time. But cold weather climbing is great here because the friction is off the hook. Be prepared to grin and bear it and just send already.

However, with that said, it is possible to climb in a T-shirt in the dead of winter if you do get a day with little or no wind. Belayers should bundle up since most routes in this area are long and technical and your hang-dogging partner might just cause you to turn into a Popsicle when they try that complicated series of moves one more time. Winter visitors to the Black Hills tend to flock to The Sunshine Wall so this might be a good place to go in order to beat the crowds unless the locals are restless and get there before you do.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Indecent Exposure

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Cranium Crack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
Tasting Time
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Ka-Pow!
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Cone Stoned
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
[Redacted]
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 18
The Sound of Silence
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 47
Indecent Exposure
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Pulmonary Suprema
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Sky Liner
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Teddy Bersheer
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Straight With An Eight
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
High Times
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
High Altitude Huck*
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Rollin' With a Bowline
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Oh What?!
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cranium Crack
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tasting Time
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ka-Pow!
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cone Stoned
 16
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
[Redacted]
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Sound of Silence
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Indecent Exposure
 47
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Pulmonary Suprema
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sky Liner
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Teddy Bersheer
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Straight With An Eight
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
High Times
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
High Altitude Huck*
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Rollin' With a Bowline
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Oh What?!
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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