REI Community
Iron Horse Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Big Train S 
Black stallion  S 
Brakeman, The S 
Caboose S 
Engine No. 9 S 
Heavy Metal Machine S 
Iron Horse S 
Locomotive Breath S 
Mexican Mouse S 
Monorail S 
Night Train S 
Steamroller S 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mike Cronin
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Page Views: 51
Submitted By: BBQ on Jul 1, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (6)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


This is a good little 5.9 climb that would give an inspiring leader a much needed challenge. The crux rears its ugly head at the very end of the route, just before anchors.


Depending on your perspective, the developers could have named this route "Locomotive", but this train is heading north, thus this climb is the very first one you come to on the Iron Horse Wall. It is listed as Number 11 in the Spearfish Canyon Limestone Guidebook, and is kind of a pain in the neck to get to since it is up a hill, and tucked around the corner. Don't mistake it for Derail, which is a 5.11a/b climb just to the right of Locomotive Breath.


5 bolts. The guide book reports Open Shut anchors, but bring extra quickdraws just in case they have been replaced with closed shuts, which was the case on Locomotive Breath and Night Train.

Comments on Caboose Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · Contact · About