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Dolomite Spire is the finger-like spire between the Lighthouse and the Big Bend Butte, directly across from the Big Bend Recreation Area. It's about 300' tall looking at it from the river side, but only 225' from the other side. There are only two routes (that I know of) on the tower - the Kor Route (5.8 C2) and Dolofright (5.11d R).
Park at the Buffalo Chip Boulder (a large boulder immediately across from the towers). Cross the street and find a cairned climbers' trail to the base of the Lighthouse Tower. Do a short pitch to the notch on the right side of the Lighthouse (one or two 5.7 moves), then walk behind the Lighthouse to Dolomite Spire. Ascend one of two or three easy (5.8 or so) crack systems (choose whichever looks best) to the higher notch between Lighthouse and Dolomite. Begin the routes from a nice little ledge here.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dolomite Spire:
Kor Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 300'
Dolofright 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
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Dolofright 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R UT : Moab Area : ... : Dolomite Spire
Dolofright: a two pitch face climb up the blunt arete along the right side of Dolomite Spire as seen from the road.Begin from a comfortable ledge on the notch between Lighthouse Tower and Dolomite Spire (see approach directions for Dolomite). P1: Hard right off the deck. Climb up and right along an overhanging bulge (protected by three pins) using incut crimps, clip a bolt, and step left along a horizontal to the arete. If you found these moves difficult, get ready. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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