Very shady all through out the year. Hence the name "Shadowlands". This area makes for ideal climbing conditions through out the summer months but climbs great all year. Make sure to bring your warm clothes for fall, spring and winter. The sun almost never hits the rock.
From the Cheyenne Crossing drive about 4 miles past the Sunshine climbing spot to a dirt pull off on the left side of the road. You'll know you are there if there is a 2 foot wide wood bridge crossing the creek. Cross here and follow the trail up. Trail is clearly marked.
Weather station 6.0 miles from here
56 Total Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
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Badgering the Witness a.k.a. "The Drilled Sergeant" 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c SD
: Spearfish Canyon
: ... : The Court House Wall
Some of us have a great respect and affinity for this route because it was our first send at the 5.11 grade, and like any good sergeant, it made us work for it. Some climbers might wish to avoid this route due to what might be called an error in judgement that I won't comment on or judge anyone for. Say what you will, I love this route and make a point to get on it whenever I can. It climbs like a thuggy, overhung pegboard with magical two finger pockets that get you pumped into a state of eupho...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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