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Terminator Amphitheatre

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Terminator Amphitheatre Rock Climbing 

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This area houses a freestanding pillar climb that looks like a miniature version of the Fang in Vail. There is also potential for hard mixed climbs, which people may or may not have already climbed.

Getting There 

The amphiteatre sits high on the east side of the canyon. To view it, head south into Spearfish Canyon. Very near the National Forest sign, look high on the left side of the canyon for a side canyon. The pillar is visible from the road. Bushwhack up the steep drainage into the side canyon - the approach takes about a half hour.

Climbing Season

For the Spearfish Canyon area.

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Terminator Amphitheatre

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Terminator Amphitheatre:
Terminator Pillar   WI4     Trad, Ice   
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Featured Route For Terminator Amphitheatre

Rock, Ice and Fistfights 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI/AI? M?  SD : Spearfish Canyon : Terminator Amphitheatre
I have not climbed this route so I'm not giving a star rating. This route is intended as a warm up,it's a climbable bolted line. The start is a bit chossy but will clean up after some ascents. the route follows big holds and what look like good moves along the left side of the cave to an anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By john walker
Jun 29, 2004
There is a new bolted line on the left side of the cave, 6 bolts and an anchor. This is a decent warm up for the area. You can climb this route in rock shoes or with axes and crampons if you like. I put this route in yesterday and it has not been climbed yet. the route is open for climbing, have fun.