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Slim Shady Pillar (Original Route)

5.11d, Sport, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 3.6 from 18 votes
FA: Mike Cronin
S Dakota > Spearfish Canyon > Shadowlands > Slim Shady Wall

The Original Climb For This Area Is Still One Of It's Best!

This route is one long, powerful son-of-a-bee-otch! Starts on a slab with small holds and technical movement which leads to steep, powerful moves. Slim Shady only gets steeper and more powerful the higher you will make you want to stick Nine Inch Nails through both of your eyelids!

This rap song goes on forever and ever and doesn't let up until the very last move at the anchors! Get on it and plan to stay on it!

This route is the real deal, yo! All the others is just imitating!


Keep hiking and hiking and hiking. The Slim Shady Pillar sticks out like a sore thumb when you finally do stumble upon it.

This route is north facing and shady all day!


Take a dozen draws and a whole lot of "Stan-ima".

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Matt Brunell
Milwaukee, WI
[Hide Comment] Did holds break off on this? This felt considerably harder than let it ride. Sep 18, 2021