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This wall is the main wall at Raspberry Rocks. It faces west/northwest. There is a substantial boulder field below this wall. Near the center of this wall is a giant tiered overhang. This wall is home to the majority of the routes at Raspberry Rocks. This is one of the steepest and longest walls we have in the Black Hills. There are a number of corners, aretes, cracks and overhangs on this wall. There are no other cliffs in the Black Hills that are so symmetrically cleaved. This area is similar to Index Town Walls in Washington State or many of the crags in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. Most routes have fixed anchors for rappel purposes. This cliff is in the shade in the morning and gets sunshine after 2:00PM during the summer. Several routes not to be missed are Rocking Raspberries 5.9, Somewhere East of Fresno 5.10c, Indian Summer 5.10c, Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts 5.10d, Left Face of Eve 5.11b and The Horn Route 5.10b.
Use the standard approach described on the front page for Raspberry Rocks. Follow the faint trail until it leads into the boulder field. At that point the main attraction will be quite evident. Wander through the talus staying out away from the wall a bit. Find your route and work through the boulders to the base of the climb.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Weather Watchers Wall:
Carl's Bad Caverns 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Weather or Not 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Rocking Raspberries 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Dog Days of Summer 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Somewhere East of Fresno 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Frosted Red Raspberry Pop Tarts 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 90'
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Middle of the Road 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c SD : Raspberry Rocks : Weather Watchers Wall
Locate the large free standing flake just left of Weather or Not. There is a deep left facing dihedral behind this flake. Climb the hand and finger crack up the corner thru the bulge. Move into the finger crack on the right wall and follow to the summit. Rappel from the Weather or Not anchors (one 60m rope)....[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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