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An area at the very end of the world with three climbs that should not be missed.

Getting There 

From the Sunshine Wall parking lot hike up to the Darkside and turn left once you reach the traverse trail. Keep walking forever, towards Cheyenne Crossing, until you simply can't go any farther. The routes are located on the top of a pillar of rock just to the left of a tunnel with a gate in front of it.

Climbing Season

For the The Dark Side area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Wild West Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wild West Wall:
Dead Man's Hand   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Wild West Wall
This route is rated 5.10b. Apparently it's a classic...and I have no idea why. Maybe its the 5th class scramble you need to embark on before you even rope up for the climb. Maybe it's the wild opening moves that give you an instant sensation of exposure. Maybe its the bullet proof rock that contains a plethora of perfect pockets of all sizes along with every type of imaginable hold that you can sink your hands, feet and teeth into. Maybe its the fact that it has hella fun moves and multiple crux...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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