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Shared By: BBQ on Sep 11, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Here's The Story...

A lovely lady meets a dude, named Brady...and millions of kids born in the sixties, seventies and eighties have been wondering about all sorts of things on that show that were probably meant to be innuendo.

Here's a wall meant to match that sense of wonderment! This tucked away little area has seven kick ass climbs, all in the five fun range, that will give you a burly challenge, yet put a smile on your face.

This is a great wall to head for if you're a competent 5.9/5.10 climber who really wants to build some strength and courage needed get into those upper grades.

It's also a great place to head for if you are on your third day in the canyon, getting close to getting completely torched, and need a break from all the five too hard madness.

Awesome rock, great pocket pulling and feet friendly ledges with the occasional crack system makes for a variety of fun moves and spectacular climbing.

For a much more accurate decription of this area (or any other area within Spearfish Canyon) go to this website and purchase the new glossy, full color guidbook! It's awesome!

Getting There

After sweating your ass off on the long ass hike up the hill, take a right when the trail forks. If things are heating up on your visit to the Big Picture Gully this fun, little wall gets shade much sooner than anything else in this area.

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Mikel Cronin
Rapid City, SD
Mikel Cronin   Rapid City, SD
I will try to clear up the confusion on 5 vs 6 routes on this wall. The 2 routes on the far right side of this wall are going to become 1. They climb on top of each other so you will climb the first section of the left route then move up and right into the the right route. A bolt or two need to be moved to make the guide book accurate and make Cleveland Steamer a finished route. Only time will tell if the 3rd route Wanna Play Doctor is truly 5.9. Sep 11, 2011
The final approach to the Bradyism Wall was a bit sketchy. There's an anchor set into the wall for a belay across a traverse into the Bradyism area. It's a pretty easy, blocky scramble against a cliff- but if you bonk your backpack off the wall and lose your footing, it's going to be ugly. Once you get across the traverse, you have to squeeze through a channel in the rock, and deal with some gear-management issues as you hand/shove gear through.

Once you get into Bradyism, it's pretty steep and doesn't have a ton of space to spread out. I'd suggest this for smaller groups, and probably not for parents with their kids- We had a larger group including teenage boys. We went to this area because we were looking for 5.10s. I'd do this with a smaller group of confident adults, but parents are going to be on high-alert the whole time you're sitting there.

Routes were fun and I'd love to go back again, though. Oct 22, 2018