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11th Hour Gulch has a wonderful natural curtain of ice, and in some years kind souls have farmed ice on the opposite side of the narrow side canyon. Toproping access is easy, and the routes are good intermediate leads as well. The well featured rock would make for fun mixed climbing.

Getting There 

Pass Bridalveil Falls while heading south through Spearfish Canyon. Keep a sharp eye on the right side of the road - 11th hour gulch is a narrow side canyon only a few feet off the shoulder of the highway. The ice is visible from the road - it is only a few hundred feet away and about the same level as the highway. Pullouts exist both before and after for parking.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 11th Hour Gulch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 11th Hour Gulch:
11th Hour Right   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For 11th Hour Gulch
Rock Climbing Photo: Toproping the route

11th Hour Right WI3-4  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : 11th Hour Gulch
11th Hour is a wide curtain that usually has several distinct routes with different toprope anchors. The right route is a step up from the center route. The route becomes steeper as you go up, with the last 8-9 feet being the crux. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Photos of 11th Hour Gulch Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Good 4
Good 4
Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle on 11th Hour Right
Kyle on 11th Hour Right
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott, on his first ice climb ever.
Scott, on his first ice climb ever.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on 11th Hour
Climber on 11th Hour
Rock Climbing Photo: 11th Hour Gulch
11th Hour Gulch
Rock Climbing Photo: Early season.
Early season.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Eleventh Hour
Climber on Eleventh Hour
Rock Climbing Photo: conditions as of 2-14-09
conditions as of 2-14-09
Rock Climbing Photo: 11th hour as of 1/31/09
BETA PHOTO: 11th hour as of 1/31/09
Rock Climbing Photo: Conditions as of 12-24-2008
BETA PHOTO: Conditions as of 12-24-2008
Rock Climbing Photo: 11th Hour Gulch as of 12-24-07
11th Hour Gulch as of 12-24-07
Rock Climbing Photo: Side view from the approach trail.
BETA PHOTO: Side view from the approach trail.

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By shaker
Dec 31, 2009
It's about 9 miles up on the right from the start of the canyon.
Good snowed cleared parking on the left.
(and roughly 3 miles past Bridalveil Falls)
By Glenn Foltz
Jun 20, 2010
Parking Lot is at N44°23.63' W103°54.66'(on the East side of the canyon road), Trailhead is slightly up canyon and across the road at N44°23.62' W103°54.67'

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