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Gold Mine Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: BBQ on Jan 26, 2014
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Description 

Farther down the road from the Fast Hair Wall and the Warm-Up Wall is one of Spearfish Canyon's often overlooked gems. If you decide to climb here you are guaranteed to strike it rich.

Getting There 

From the Warm-Up and the Fast Hair Wall head east on the traverse trail as if you were heading towards Cheyenne Crossing. Once the forest clears and the rock starts again in earnest, dig in and get r' dun!

Climbing Season

For the The Dark Side area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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


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