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Blue Sky Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.35135, -103.90765 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The climbing here is overhanging and requires a bit of endurance and power. This area also has the hardest route THE STING(5.13c).

Getting There 

To get here drive about 20 miles down the canyon to The lodge and then about another half a mile to a mile and park just past the first bridge where there is a pull out on the right, walk across the road and the trail is there, walk up the hill past several good sized boulders for about 7-8 minutes, Left like half a minute is Lord of the flies wall and right is Gregs Gully, about 20 minutes

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.5 miles from here

84 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',7],['5.10',13],['5.11',21],['5.12',25],['5.13',13],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Blue Sky

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Blue Sky:
Smells Like Teen Spirit   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pheromone Wall
Dragonfly   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Pheromone Wall
Big N' Tasty   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Indecent Exposure
Tasting Time   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Indecent Exposure
Ka-Pow!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Indecent Exposure
Carp   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   The Fishbowl
Cone Stoned   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 90'   Indecent Exposure
The Conch   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 43'   Lord Of The Flies Wall
Split Her   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   Indecent Exposure
Indecent Exposure   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Indecent Exposure
Sky Liner   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   Indecent Exposure
Teddy Bersheer   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport   Indecent Exposure
Iron Horse   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Iron Horse Wall
Black Slabbath   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Lord Of The Flies Wall
High Times   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   Indecent Exposure
Flight of the Bumblebee   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   Pheromone Wall
Big Train   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 50'   Iron Horse Wall
Flight Stimulator   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 100'   Pheromone Wall
Black stallion    5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Iron Horse Wall
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Featured Route For Blue Sky
Rock Climbing Photo: Close up of some the lovely holds near the top of ...

The Righteous and the Wicked 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Fishbowl
Stick clip the first two bolts (up to the one in the black rock) and battle your way up the chossy start, which is actually quite fun once you figure out how to do it. Then climb the easy slab for two more bolts up to the steep headwall. From here it's continuous crimpers for a long time, with 3 distinct cruxs, all on tiny little holds. A new sequence discovered by Jason and Lee drops the grade a bit (bastards), but it's actually more fun than the way I did it.I almost bought the farm while clea...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Photos of Blue Sky Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the Blue Sky and Indecent Exposure Walls...
A view of the Blue Sky and Indecent Exposure Walls...
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Another look at the crack climbs known as Himalayb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Look at all that Blue Sky. A veiw of the right han...
Look at all that Blue Sky. A veiw of the right han...
Rock Climbing Photo: I had to make you drool, Bacon Station Dakota 5-0h...
I had to make you drool, Bacon Station Dakota 5-0h...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony on A new route a bsky
Tony on A new route a bsky
Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome new route. Buy the new Spearfish Canyon gu...
Awesome new route. Buy the new Spearfish Canyon gu...

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By Tane Owens
From: Denver, CO
Apr 30, 2013
First time at Blue Sky this last weekend. I found the routes that I climbed very sustained, which is great. Get up there around noon and you'll have sunshine the rest of the day. It's also a great place if you don't like having to clip a bolt every 5 feet as I found the placements a bit more runout than other areas of the canyon, which is also great.

Can't wait to go back.

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