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Tunnel Wall

S Dakota > Spearfish Canyon > Shadowlands

Description

The Tunnel Wall is a small area that holds a handful of routes ranging from the great warmup, Doorf 5.9, to some burly steep climbs like Stress Test 5.12a and French Pinchler 5.13b.
The area can be quite cool due to a constant breeze from the tunnel.

Getting There

Walk left on the access trail for about 3 minutes until you encounter the obvious old mine tunnel covered by a wooden door.

Routes from Left to Right

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 24
Doorf
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 1
French Pinchler
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 1
Stress Test
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 1
Lt. Dangle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Doorf
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
French Pinchler
 1
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Stress Test
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Lt. Dangle
 1
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport

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Tunnel Wall. Doorf to the left; the rest of the routes to the right.
[Hide Photo] Tunnel Wall. Doorf to the left; the rest of the routes to the right.

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Ben Hobgood
Conifer, CO
[Hide Comment] I dropped in yesterday with my family and jumped on a route next to the second tunnel door (after tunnel wall maybe?) - leftmost of 3 routes. What was that route/rating? Looks not to hard until you jump on it, cruxy start and hard between bolts 2&3 and 3&4 then eases up toward the chains. Aug 1, 2017