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The Asylum Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,000'
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Description 

Let's just face facts here. If you are the kind of person who finds yourself walking around in the woods talking to your imaginary belayer...it's time to have your crazy ass committed to the extremely hard climbs of The Asylum!

You have to be slightly wacked to want to climb here...but you'd be insane if you skipped this funhouse of a wall because Skeletal Remains has a much shorter hike.

Don't loose your mind trying to onsight anything here...you won't. The Asylum offers routes that are quite atypical for Spearfish Canyon. The climbs are highly technical and require a sort of inner strength and imagination that most normal people do not posses.

The bottom line is prepare to be sandbagged and frustrated. But keep trying! What do you have to lose besides your marbles?

Getting There 

From the parking lot take trail 1. Head left and hike past the Head Shop Wall.

check your head.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.2 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',10],['5.13',0],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Asylum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Asylum:
Psycho Beta Buckdown   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Asylum
Rock Climbing Photo: Heeee's Koo Koo!

Koo Koo's Nest 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : The Asylum
If you're the kind of climber who likes routes that start out easy and end with you calling the suicide hotline, then this one will be right up your alley!Koo Koo's Nest starts on a neat flake system and works its way up into some fun ass 5.10 territory for about five bolts. For those who only want a warm-up or a 5.10b challenge there are anchors after the fifth bolt.For those who want a beat down, there is the rest of this insane climb. Crimp your way to the sixth bolt, clip and take a nice, lo...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

Photos of The Asylum Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Are we having fun yet?
Are we having fun yet?
Rock Climbing Photo: Jamie projecting at The Asylum.
Jamie projecting at The Asylum.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jamie and Alyson at The Asylum.
Jamie and Alyson at The Asylum.
Rock Climbing Photo: Electro-Chalk Therapy, 5.11c. Crazy Technical clim...
Electro-Chalk Therapy, 5.11c. Crazy Technical clim...
Rock Climbing Photo: Koo Koo's Nest, 5.11b. In Spearfish Canyon, you wi...
Koo Koo's Nest, 5.11b. In Spearfish Canyon, you wi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cali Terveen fights The Depression, 5.11d.
Cali Terveen fights The Depression, 5.11d.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jerry gets nutty in Nut Hut, 5.10b.
Jerry gets nutty in Nut Hut, 5.10b.
Rock Climbing Photo: McNabb goes Koo Koo for his Cocoa Puffs at The Asy...
McNabb goes Koo Koo for his Cocoa Puffs at The Asy...
Rock Climbing Photo: I guess we are all here...because we are not all t...
I guess we are all here...because we are not all t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Have your red point attempts in spearfish Canyon c...
Have your red point attempts in spearfish Canyon c...

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