One of the premiere walls at Blue Sky. The main section houses 4 classic climbs and is flanked by several enjoyable warm-ups. The climbing is typically on small pockets up slightly overhanging, perfect stone.
Once at the main trail, walk left for about 2 minutes. You'll pass Turkey Vulture (12c, big bulging black buttress) on your right. The Iron Horse wall is the next obvious shield of stone, with nice open views of the canyon.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Iron Horse Wall:
Locomotive Breath 5.10b Sport, 1 pitch, 55 feet
Engine No. 9 5.11b Sport, 50 feet
Iron Horse 5.12a Sport, 60 feet
Monorail 5.12c Sport, 50 feet
Big Train 5.13a Sport, 50 feet
Featured Route For Iron Horse Wall
Iron Horse 5.12a SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Iron Horse Wall
This route has shut down many 5.12 climbers. Start on the left side of the main wall and climb up decent pockets to the first bolt. Things get tricky from there. A notoriously difficult crux follows with a strenuous gaston section followed by big reaches to some small crimpers. The climbing stays continous and technical up to the bulge. At the base of the big, black bulge head up and right through the steep section, clipping a couple bolts before joining the finish of the Monorail. Fun, long and...[more] Browse More Classics in SD