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Bridalveil area is the home of Bridalveil falls - the most obvious and popular ice climb in the hills. There are a few other longer angle flows in the area that make good solos if you've done all the other ice in the canyon.

Bridalveil is a perfect first lead, especially since there really isn't a good way to toprope this climb. Wait until it has been cold for awhile before doing this climb - there is a lot of volume here and it takes a while to freeze solid enough to be safe to lead.

Getting There 

Drive south on Spearfish Canyon road. A sign and a huge pullout on the right side of the road should tip you off to the ice, which is on the left. A 5 minute walk leads to the base. The approach crosses Spearfish Creek, but there are enough rocks to make the crossing easy even when the creek isn't frozen.

Climbing Season

For the Spearfish Canyon area.

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Bridalveil Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bridalveil Area:
Bridalveil Falls Left Side   WI3     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris belaying Sam on the right side of Bridalveil...

Bridalveil Falls Right Side WI2+  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : Bridalveil Area
The easiest way up Bridalveil is on the right side. Mostly low angle ice with a short steep section in the middle. This is an excellent first lead, and an all around excellent route....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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