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Naked Rib, The T,S 
Storming the Castle T 
Window on the West T 

Bartizan Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: joelhagan Hagan on Oct 4, 2007

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Huge wall to the South West of the Cathedral Spires. In the Shade a large amount of the time and like most of this area is windy a lot of the time.

Routes seem to be mostly more difficult on this wall and it looks very intimidating. Anybody with specific route information please post.

Getting There 

Approach from the Cathedral Spire's trailhead.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Bartizan Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bartizan Wall:
Crack of Earthly Delights   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Lion's Share   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Storming the Castle   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
The Naked Rib   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 280'   
Kevizan   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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The Naked Rib 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b South Dakota : Custer State Park : Bartizan Wall
A lesser known and rarely climbed needles classic. This route has plenty of exposure and run-outs on great face climbing. Only seven bolts on the 60m second pitch ;)1. 90' 5.8; Scramble up to the base, start original route on the E side following dihedrals and flakes. Or start up higher in the gully on the W side for shorter, easier, more direct approach. Belay at a large flake on a ledge. Single rack.2. 190' 5.10c; Straight up the rib, climb through short crux at t...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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By Tim McCabe
May 30, 2011
If this wall were any where else it would get tons of traffic, in the Needles not so much. When I first moved there in 89 I met Bruce Thompson who was on the FA of Window on the West. He took me up the Window and later we did Kevizan as well. I would say that Window on the West is a 3-4 star route Kevizan 2-3 the roof by itself would be a 4.

I did Window several more times and would highly recommend it.

The only other route that I got on was Crack of Earthly Delights, as I recall it was just OK. Never went back to it so that says something.

Even though it's not a spire this wall is well worth checking out.

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