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Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadium" Rock Climbing 


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Luke Ross runs with the big dogs on The Wall of Fa...

Steep limestone! 

Some of the sickest climbing in Spearfish Canyon can be found just fifteen minutes outside of town with a hike less than five minutes from the road.

With walls in league with Victoria Canyon, or Rifle Colorado, the massive climbs at The Stadium boast a go big or go home ethic. This is a crag with plenty of gnarly thrills to be had by all who dare to step up to the plate when the ump calls, "Batter Up!"

Let us take you out to the ball game...

Getting There 

Roughly 5 miles out of Spearfish heading east on Hwy 14A to a very large pull out on the right hand side of the road. If you are coming from Lead, get on Hwy 14A and travel west to Bridal Veil Falls. Botany Bay is less than a mile past the waterfall's parking lot.

The Stadium is broken up into two sections, The Wall of Fame and The Dugout. The Wall of Fame is the top section of the crag which is filled with long, overhanging routes outfitted completely with fixed draws. Walking downhill on a rocky, not-so-obvious path leads to The Dugout which is the section of the crag that contains a few shorter climbs and the infamous, uber-long route known as Around The Horn.

Climbing Season

For the Spearfish Canyon area.

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',4],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadium"

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadium":
Grand Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   
Jose Conflako   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Around The Horn   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 110'   
Pinch Hitter   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   
Pete Throws   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Hirsch sending!  Photo by Erin Walter.

Babe Ruthless 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadi...
Enjoy the steepest of Black Hills climbing on nearly invisible, improbable and impossible holds. Tends to get sporty! One of a handful of 5.14 climbs in Spearfish Canyon. This is our equivalent hitting one out of the ball park and into the parking lot. Get on it if you have the desire to go down swinging!...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Photos of Botany Bay a.k.a "The Stadium" Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Lee Terveen goes big at Botany Bay.  Aerial photo ...
Lee Terveen goes big at Botany Bay. Aerial photo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: goooooood times!
goooooood times!
Rock Climbing Photo: Luke Ross projects a route of The Wall on Fame.
Luke Ross projects a route of The Wall on Fame.
Rock Climbing Photo: You bring your game here... 4 fitness.
You bring your game here... 4 fitness.
Rock Climbing Photo: hope there is a climber in this photo?
hope there is a climber in this photo?
Rock Climbing Photo: Around The Horn, 5.11c for the first pitch with a ...
Around The Horn, 5.11c for the first pitch with a ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Dugout.
The Dugout.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lee setting up for a crux move on the lower half o...
Lee setting up for a crux move on the lower half o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lee Terveen takes down the game-changing route kno...
Lee Terveen takes down the game-changing route kno...

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