The climbing here is overhanging and requires a bit of endurance and power. This area also has the hardest route THE STING(5.13c).
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
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Blue Sky
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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
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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.