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First Wall. The very first sight to behold once yo...


This is the first wall you will undoubtedly encounter after walking up the from the main trail. It has a red shale formation and then limestone above that.

Getting There 

Just park at the pull off and hike up the trail. You will see this wall and a prominent red shale formation with chalked ledges and bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Wall:
Astro Glide   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Astro Pop   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Astro Pop 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : First Wall
An absolute classic. Astro Pop is the first route of two you will see at the first wall. It is on the left. You start by walking up a ledge to the left of the first bolt. It is here that you should clip the bolt. Ease into the left hand and start up climbing technical ledges on good feet. After three bolts of the technical stuff, you reach a series of large ledges that are big enough to hang out on. Hike up to a chain link, which was graciously put there to help climbers avoid rope drag, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By Brent Larsen
From: Spearfish, SD
Nov 29, 2011
For those seeking full-blown sun during the winter climbing season this is the wall to hang out at all day long. This place bakes and the belay stations are typically less snowy and muddy than other places.
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