Scavanger Wall Rock Climbing
This mostly shady area has a handful of great routes, including the first route put up at Blue Sky, Turkey Vulture 12c. The routes here are long and on beautiful rock.
After reaching the main trail, walk left for about 1 minute until the trail puts you right under the big, overhanging, black buttress. This buttress is Turkey Vulture.
Climbing Season For the Blue Sky area.
Weather station 7.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Scavanger Wall
Turkey Vulture 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b South Dakota
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : Scavanger Wall
This was the first route put up at Blue Sky, and for good reason. The climbing on the black buttress is superb. If this route were only the 2nd through 4th bolt, I would STILL give it 4 stars. Begin to the left of a small tree stump and do a semi-hard move to get established. The 2nd bolt looks like a long way away, but it's easy. Plus you want that 2nd bolt high when it comes time to clip the 3rd.... Big pulls on good pockets lead to the sidepull crux move to a mailslot pocket. From there you g...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota