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Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : Pheromone Wall : Smells Like Teen Spirit (5.8)
By: BBQ When: Apr 11, 2017

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Comments: I love this route! It is by far the best 5.8 climb in the canyon. It is more fun than Beggar's Banquet (which is really fun by the way) and way more fun than Preparation H at Skeletal. Combine this with All Strung Out On Crack, Thumbellina, Dance of the Dragonfly, and some other easy climbs at Blue Sky, and you will have yourself a good ole time all the live long day. The climbing is varied, a bit challenging, but never freaky. It is the perfect Spearfish Canyon beginner clim... more >>


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Horsethief Lake Area : The Chessmen : Mickey Mouse : Mickey Mouse (5.11 R)
By: BBQ When: Mar 30, 2017

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Comments: Good work, Chris! Keep finding these gems for us.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon
By: BBQ When: Mar 27, 2017

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Comments: As of March 27th, 2017 ALL of the areas on Spearfish Canyon, with maybe the exception of The Dark Side, are snow free enough to get to the climbs. We did Big Picture Gully this weekend, trails are a bit muddy, but the belays are all in and the rock is perfect! GET ON IT! Spring sending temps are here!


Location: South Dakota : Custer State Park : Sylvan Lake : Outlets : Outer Outlet : Photo
By: BBQ When: Mar 20, 2017

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Comments: Nice topo!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Irie Heights : ... : Photo
By: BBQ When: Jan 9, 2017

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Comments: My Dad: "Get a haircut and get a real job! What do you want to do with your life?!"

Me: "I want to ROCK!"

Dee Synder (in the background) "ROCK! ROCK! ROCK! I WANNA ROCK!"


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : Land of the Shorties : Violet Sanctuary (5.10a)
By: BBQ When: Sep 22, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for all your hard work, Mike!


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Horsethief Lake Area : The Chessmen : Guilt Edge : The Gilty Hooker (5.10)
By: BBQ When: Sep 11, 2016

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Comments: The Conns fled across the Southern Hills, and the rest of us followed. They found a tower, and then kept looking for another one. I don't know if they found this one. But if they did, I am willing to bet that one of them told the other that they should leave it for the next generation of drill slingers, and then the other imagined a merry band of pranksters and rock monkeys (with the right amount of guts and ethics) tip toeing up the final steps of this nearly perfect cathedr... more >>


Location: Idaho : Black Cliffs : Tall Cliffs : Jet Screamin' Hooter Queens (5.11b)
By: BBQ When: Aug 13, 2016

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Comments: I have never been to the Black Cliffs. I actually consider Idaho to be a flyover state, but goddamnit, I really, really want to go climb this route now.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Wall of Wow : Tubular! (5.11d)
By: BBQ When: Jul 9, 2016

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Comments: The climbing is very fun. The rock that makes up this route is bomber, some of the best in the area. The only thing that is crappy is your attitude.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Dark Side Wall : Mister Fister (5.11a)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: All the superior local climbers warm up on this one. Three to four stars for sure! But I know what you mean, I was in a gym, in Boulder, just the other day, and some dust on the plastic hold at the crux ruined my send. So irritating.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : The Court House Wall : The Juvenile (5.12a)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: The absurd bolting is for those awesome climbers who have done the route a lot and can handle the absurd bolting. Stick clipping the second is common practice in these parts, especially on routes like this one, don't feel ashamed for doing so.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Dark Side Wall : Power of the Darkside (5.11d)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Of course the descriptions are useless. I am usually drunk when I write them. For a better perspective on Spearfish Canyon rock climbing, you should refer to Climbing Magazine. Now THEY do a great job of making people want to come here so they poo-poo our playground.

Oh wait a minute, I make all those people want to come here...since I provided all the text those interns copied and pasted into those fabulous articles.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Wall of Wow : Wow! (5.12b)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: I have fallen all over this climb and the bolts and their spacing were never an issue for me. Get on it!


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : The Court House Wall : Badgering the Witness a.k.a... (5.11a)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Oh my God, Michalm! This "Drilled Pockets" on the "Drilled Sergeant" controversy again. So boring...

Going to sleep now.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : The Dark Side : Dark Side Wall : Choobies (5.11d)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: We over star everything in the canyon to sandbag people like you, Michalm. Now get back in that WHAAAM-bulance, and go back to Boulder, and be sure to stop at McDonalds and order some french CRIES while you're at it.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Wall of Wow : Cowabunga! (5.10c)
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Good! Don't climb it, ever. That way there won't be a line when I want to.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Shadowlands : Wall of Wow
By: BBQ When: Jul 5, 2016

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Comments: Holy crap, Michalm...does that Liberal Arts University in Boulder offer a class in critiquing rock climbs? Why do you Boulderites even bother to come here if everything sucks so bad? Why don't you just stay south of our border, climb your own choss, let us have our fun and a few PARKING SPOTS why don't ya? The truth is, folks...this is one of the better walls in the area. Get on it and crush!


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Skeletal Remains : Scar Face (5.9)
By: BBQ When: May 20, 2016

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Comments: Just remember the 11th Commandment. Thou shall stick clip.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem... : Mount Baldy / "old baldy" : Old Baldy : Fritz's Forehead (5.9+)
By: BBQ When: Apr 9, 2016

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Comments: For those of you who don't have the pro or the guts to take on the upper part of the stemmy crack, it is easy to bail to the right and traverse to the second to last bolt of Curly's first pitch. Clip the final bolt and gain Curly's first anchor. Use long runners to reduce rope drag. Belay up your partner, get reestablished, and clip bolts to the a point where you are just under the roof of Curly's second pitch. Veer off to the left traversing on good holds and clip the bolt that you would encoun... more >>


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Bob's Buttress : Buffalo Sloper (5.13b/c)
By: BBQ When: Mar 1, 2016

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Comments: Mike,

The route has an initial roofy bulge pull that has difficult, small holds and the next 40 feet or so are delicate slab moves followed by terribly small pockets that you might have to throw for based on your height. The real crux is towards the top. Get in contact with Lee, he can spray ya down. The route is super-cool and definitely worth doing but I haven't gotten very far on it.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Mount Rushmore National Mem...
By: BBQ When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Yeah, Bill...ya get used to it.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Sunshine : The Bunny Slope : Jack Rabbit (5.8)
By: BBQ When: Oct 2, 2015

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Comments: Looks like another job for the Canyon Custodian. It might be time to discuss glue in bolts for this wall.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : The Fishbowl : Static Experience (5.10c)
By: BBQ When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: So is the one star and choss comment for Static Experience or for The Righteous and the Wicked? Cuz if it is directed at Righteous, which is considered a classic, then you're gonna cause some more overly sensitive locals to become irate. We have each others' backs here, bud. And yes, we do get out. I go to Colorado a lot to climb and can't wait to come back home.


Location: South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Blue Sky : The Fishbowl : Static Experience (5.10c)
By: BBQ When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: I have NEVER encountered choss on this route. And if the choss you removed didn't break your belayer's foot, then the route you did climb is ready for climbers. Just be sure to save some for the rest of us to bust off.


Location: South Dakota : The Needles Of Rushmore : Horsethief Lake Area : Primal Wall Area : American Life (5.9-)
By: BBQ When: Sep 20, 2015

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Comments: I found this route to be the perfect escape from my not-so-perfect American Life. I broke no holds, thanks to all the people, who cleaned the choss before I got there, and experienced nothing but total bliss the whole time I was off the ground. I did the whole thing in one big pitch trailing two 70 meter ropes and rapped off without injury or insult. I found the climbing to be a lot easier than many other routes that claim the grade. And I even found an empty turtle shell by the creek...which is... more >>


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