Spearfish Sport Climbing Camp

JUNE 24 - JULY 1 / AGES 13-18 / $950


The Spearfish Canyon trip is a sampling of northern Black Hills sport climbing around Spearfish, South Dakota. This canyon is the location of some of the most beautiful limestone walls in the West, minus the crowds that may be found elsewhere. The type of climbing varies from vertical to slightly overhanging blue and tan limestone, full of pockets, edges and crimps. The trip will have  a wide emphasis on climbing technique, rope work, gear usage, and safety. It is a great opportunity for a climber to transition from climbing plastic indoors to rock outside, but is also appropriate for climbers who have had real rock experience and want to broaden their horizons and climb harder grades.

For the Spearfish sport climbing trip, we will be camping at a Forest Service campground up Spearfish Canyon. This location will have water, toilets, and picnic tables for cooking. The city of Spearfish is a short drive from the campground, we will visit town on a rest day for the opportunity to shower and swim in the public pool. A visit to the ice cream shop has become a time-honored favorite activity for our climbers when visiting Spearfish.




  • For youth and teens ages 13-18

  • Over 700 classic routes graded from 5.7-5.12

  • Short approaches, beautiful Black Hills location

  • Focus on climbing technique, rope work, gear usage, safety

  • Perfect for young climbers transitioning to outdoor rock, and those looking to up their outdoor skills and experience


The weeklong Spearfish youth sport climbing trip will camp at a developed Forest Service campground in Spearfish Canyon, with picnic tables, vault toilets,and clean water. 

Prepare for the trip

Upon registration, you will receive a packing list of all the items you’ll need to be comfortable during our trip.  TTS will be providing the group gear, but you’ll need to provide personal items (i.e. sleeping bag and pad, bowl and utensils, toiletries, etc).


Registration is very limited.

refund policies

Initial $150 deposit is not refundable for any reason. If you cancel more than 60 days in advance of the trip start date, you will receive all money paid minus the $150 deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days in advance, you will receive a 50% refund of all money paid. No refunds within two weeks prior to the first day of camp.


This seven day, six night youth sport climbing trip costs $950.


  • Travel from Bozeman to Spearfish, SD

  • Campground accommodations, including tents

  • Group climbing gear such as ropes, draws, etc

  • Meals and snacks

Ages 9-13 / $950
Sport climbing with instruction emphasis on climbing technique, safety, and gear management