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Air Spire

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Air Spire  


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Submitted By: Rob Riggleman on Jul 6, 2007
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Description 

The next big tower north of Y-Crack Wall. There is one other smaller tower in between this one and Y-Crack Wall.

Getting There 

Walk north along either side of Y-Crack Wall

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Air Spire:
Air   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 95'   
Phallus in Wonderland   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'   
Chucklehead Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Return of the Chucklehead's   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Featured Route For Air Spire
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Air 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  WI : Necedah (Petenwell Bluff) : Air Spire
One of the area's classics in my opinion, Air should not be missed. The crux is around the first bolt, and from there to the top you get to enjoy fantastic exposure and massive holds.Start in the dark dihedral on the southeast corner of the Air Spire with the first bolt about 15 or 20 feet up. Some stemming and jamming gets you past the first two bolts, then it's a low-angle jug haul to the chains, which are about 15 feet below the summit on a large ledge on the southeast corner.Air is found o...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Air Spire Slideshow Add Photo
The northern view towards Petenwell Lake from Air's belay ledge.
The northern view towards Petenwell Lake from Air'...
This is the bottom of the route.  It took us a little while to find based on the description from this website so we hope this helps anyone else that might be looking for it.
BETA PHOTO: This is the bottom of the route. It took us a lit...
Matt and I on top.  April 2013.
Matt and I on top. April 2013.

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By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Jul 13, 2007
Thanks for posting this stuff Rob, it will give me something new (to me) to play on.
By Rob Riggleman
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 13, 2007
No problem. Let me know if the description for Air's location isn't clear enough and I'll try to clarify it.

Also, if anyone knows the real names of that Unknown or any FA info, let me know and I'll change it.