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The Conch

5.11a, Sport, 43 ft (13 m),  Avg: 3.5 from 41 votes
FA: Greg Parker
S Dakota > Spearfish Canyon > Blue Sky > Lord Of The Flies Wall

Description

The Conch climbs up the pocketed right side of the Lord of the Flies wall. Great warm-up for the harder routes on this wall.
Begin by pulling the small roof right off the ground and then follow big, widely spaced pockets up and left. The crux at mid-height is tricky (think undercling), and the top has claimed more than a few pumped climbers. Enjoy!

Protection

6 bolts, open cold shut anchors

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Fun movement on The Conch!
[Hide Photo] Fun movement on The Conch!
I really recommend this stellar route. Fun pockets make you feel like a boss.
[Hide Photo] I really recommend this stellar route. Fun pockets make you feel like a boss.
The Conch 5.11a<br>
If you get on this climb, people must listen to you.
[Hide Photo] The Conch 5.11a If you get on this climb, people must listen to you.

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Josiah Reams
Rapid City, SD
 
[Hide Comment] An excellent climb. Five stars on a four star scale. The climb looks a little run-out when you look at it from the ground (compared to other canyon routes), but once you get on it you realize it is not run-out at all. The clipping stances are excellent. Maybe a warm-up for alot of you, but not for me. This was my first 5.11 on-sight. Oct 2, 2007
Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] great climb with great movement. the description of the route is spot on. very big reach with and undercling around bolt 4 or 5. redpoint crux going for the anchors. this route will give you your moneys worth! Jun 7, 2013