Type: Sport, 69 ft
FA: Open Project. Bolted by BBQ
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Shared By: BBQ on Feb 1, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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The 800th Spearfish Canyon Route on Mountain Project.

And here it is, my final submission. It won't be the last route I bolt, or climb, but it will be the last one I describe for this website. Please don't cry or complain. I have my reasons. And normally, I try to be original with my route names, but after bolting this one, I couldn't help but recycle. The name is super-appropriate for the area, and this route might be perfect for some happy camper who likes the challenge of an easier climb with a bit of a freak factor.

The crux probably happens just a few feet off the deck on overhung holds to a huge hueco. After that, enjoy good holds on a great, black slab that gets a bit more frightening as the holds get thinner the higher you climb. It almost reminds me of a Needles climb.

And that's all, folks. You will get no more information from me. This climb is located at a really cool crag that would be best left undescribed because there needs to be something left for someone else to discover. Climbing in the Black Hills has given me many an opportunity to walk up to some unknown, undescribed route and just go for it. It is a hoot to be able to onsight, or not, and then guess the grade, only to have the first ascentionist confirm or deny your initial guess. I now realize that to rob future generations of climbers this opportunity is unacceptable at this turning point in my life.

Get on it and have fun. If you find it to be too easy, this area has well over a dozen more routes that could challenge you as well as knock your socks off. But it's time for me to hang it up, and log out...the rest of my life is calling.


This is the very first climb, on the very left-hand side of the crag. Unmistakable black rock.




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Thanks for entertaining us, BBQ.
Whenever I need inspiration, I re-read your description for Pete's Wicked Route. Feb 2, 2018
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
Petition to Keep BBQ as the Spearfish Moderator!? All in motion say, "Agree!" Keep posting Don't let them win!!! Feb 2, 2018
Much of the decision comes from corporate owned sites such as this one that have "filtered" or even "censored" the creativity of contributors such as BBQ. How could "Climbing" magazine pull off not giving credit to individual route contributors from this site but somehow the corporate entity that owns this site deemed his writings to be problematic? Feb 3, 2018