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Trail of Tears Wall

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Trail of Tears Wall 

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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Jan 9, 2007
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Rather small wall with only three routes on it. The main feature of this wall is the long and exposed knife like arete which hosts 'Trail of Tears'. Another great climb is the super relentless 'Bare-Fisted Grizzly Killer'.

Getting There 

About a 15 min hike to get to this wall. Located just before the Purgatory wall.

Climbing Season

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Trail of Tears Wall:
Paha Sapa aka "Chockstoned"   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 60'   
Peace Pipe   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Chiefed   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
The Tomahawk   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Totem pole   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Bare-Fisted Grizzly Killer   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Trail of Tears   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Climbers on Paha Sapa, otherwise known as "Chockstoned" for the start to the left of he obvious chockstone.

Paha Sapa aka "Chockstoned" 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Trail of Tears Wall
Are you tired of getting sand-bagged? Does your climbing party have a beginner? Are you looking for the perfect 5.9 warm-up to start your day in the land of the five twelves? Look no further. Routes in the "Five Fun" or the "I suck and want to climb something that won't kill me" range are quite rare in Spearfish Canyon. That alone makes this route an absolute gem. Starts on pockets and makes its way up to a roof section that might make you think for a bit before you sail your way to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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The Peace Pipe, 5.10c. A smokin' climb on The Trail of Tears wall.
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Peace Pipe 5.10c
Peace Pipe 5.10c
New routes in the new guidebook such as Chockstoned and Indian Outlaw.
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By Marianna W
May 27, 2013

Lost phone somewhere at the base of this wall. If you've found it, pls email Fun climbs distracted us from managing our less necessary gear.