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Routes in Assassin Wall

Buckshot Booya S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fossil Logic S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
French Connection S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
James Blonde S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Joker, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
License to Drill S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Live and Let Tie (aka)"Tie Another Day" S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Merchants of Death S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
One in the Clip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Silencer, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Pete DeLannoy
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Shared By: BBQ on Oct 23, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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"Why so serious?"

Probably one of the most thought provoking "easy" climbs in Spearfish Canyon. The mind-blowing exposure off a delicate arete is going to make you feel like a pocket pulling Bat-Brain until The Joker pulls his wild card on you before you reach the anchors.

Riddle me this, what is "The Joker Move" you need to pull off in order to get your fleeting onsight? Not gonna tell ya!


The Joker is the tower-like pillar on the very left hand side of the Assassin Wall. It is the last climb you encounter before entering the Gully of Biblical Porportions.


Your utility belt should have about ten quickdraws. This climb has recently had its anchor replaced and now shares that anchor with Buckshot Booya to its right.