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Shadowlands Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.28338, -103.89865 View Map  Incorrect?
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Very shady all through out the year. Hence the name "Shadowlands". This area makes for ideal climbing conditions through out the summer months but climbs great all year. Make sure to bring your warm clothes for fall, spring and winter. The sun almost never hits the rock.

Getting There 

From Cheyenne Crossing, drive west about 2 miles on highway 85 to a dirt pull off on the left side of the road. Cross the small wooden bridge across the creek and follow the trail up to the wall. Trail is clearly marked.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

108 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',20],['3 Stars',69],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shadowlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shadowlands:
Cold Turkey   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Delicacy Wall Bouldering : Keep'em Cold Boulder
OMG!   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Wall of Wow
Groovy!   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 60'   Wall of Wow
Pickup Sex   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 69'   The Green Mile
Cowabunga!   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   Wall of Wow
Cyclops   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Fabled Creatures Wall
Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "The Drilled Sergeant"   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 69'   The Court House Wall
Speedstick   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   Wall of Wow
Bitchin!   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Wall of Wow
Slim Shady Pillar (Original Route)   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   Slim Shady Wall
Tug Life   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   Slim Shady Wall
The Juvenile    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   The Court House Wall
Candy Man   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 55'   Seepy Creepy Wall
Absence of Faith.   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 65'   The Court House Wall
Executioner    5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   The Court House Wall
Legal Eagle   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   The Court House Wall
Dr. Evil   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   Seepy Creepy Wall
Whopgnar   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   The Court House Wall
Crimpin' Ain't Easy!   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 47'   Slim Shady Wall
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Featured Route For Shadowlands
Rock Climbing Photo: Careful! This is one bad kid!

The Juvenile 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Court House Wall
The premier 5.12a in Spearfish Canyon! If you have burned through your share of 5.11's and are wondering if you have what it takes to run with the big dogs of the big house then get your punk ass over to the Court House Wall and get on this tasty mono-festive bad boy that will either set you off or shut you down! A hard start followed by more hard climbing involving laybacks, underclings, crack technique and hidden holds will have you realizing that crime doesn't pay, but a lot of time over the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Photos of Shadowlands Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: moss toss i think
moss toss i think
Rock Climbing Photo: Somewhere at the Shadowlands.
Somewhere at the Shadowlands.
Rock Climbing Photo: The bridge at the start of the trail to Shadowland...
The bridge at the start of the trail to Shadowland...
Rock Climbing Photo: Our friend, Mallard, hanging out by the bridge tha...
Our friend, Mallard, hanging out by the bridge tha...
Rock Climbing Photo: This route is in the New Spearfish Canyon guideboo...
This route is in the New Spearfish Canyon guideboo...
Rock Climbing Photo: (Sha)* (doh)* (laands). An early morning shesh of ...
(Sha)* (doh)* (laands). An early morning shesh of ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shadowlands/Ice Box Parking Area
Shadowlands/Ice Box Parking Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Chrish hirsh Fa picture
Chrish hirsh Fa picture
Rock Climbing Photo: Good times!!!!
Good times!!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Buy the new Spearfish Guidebook by mike cronin and...
Buy the new Spearfish Guidebook by mike cronin and...

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By EthanC
Aug 21, 2016
"4 miles past the sunshine climbing spot." Why are the directions to all the crags in spearfish terrible? Maybe locals don't want out of towners climbing here. (fair, we are annoying). For you people who don't already know where the crags are: Head west from Cheyenne Crossing on 85, drive 2.2 miles, park in a semicircular pull off on the left with a wooden bridge crossing the creek. GPS: 44.283374,-103.898891
By Mikel Cronin
Aug 22, 2016
Buy the guide book and don't rely on a free web site for directions. Not only will you find the crags but you will also help support the local bolt fund. Just a thought.
By EthanC
Aug 26, 2016
Fair enough. Although, if there are going to be directions here, might as well be to the place people are expecting to get to.

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