Cenotaph Spire Rock Climbing
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This is a 50-foot tower about 100 feet off of the road on the North side of Boulder Canyon. The rock presently has only one route, but it is a good route. As well, the proximity of this to the Cenotaph Crag makes it a worth-while stop. In fact, it might be the best route of those on the crag or spire.
The sole route, 'Harebell
', faces W/SW and gets morning shade, pehaps until noon depending on the season. The higher altitude, easy access, and AM shade make this and Cenotaph a good morning destination on a day otherwise too hot to climb.
Drive up canyon past Castle Rock about 1/2 mile. There will be a fairly large pullout on the right just after a right-hand curve. Park there and look back East to this obvious Tower.
Approach from the parking spot by heading up the hill on a good but pine-needle-covered trail to the base of a small cliff and turn right, going parallel to the road and then slightly left up to the cliff. Look for a blunt arete facing W/SW on the tallest aspect of the rock. There is one bolt down low, and one near the top. This is Harebell
A. Lest You Be Judged
, 9, 1p, 50', gear.
, 10- PG-13, 1p, 55', gear & bolt.
C. Center Crack (assumed name)
, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
D. Cracked (assumed name)
, 8, 1p, 50', gear.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Cenotaph Spire