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Morning light on the Crow's Head Spires.


When looking at the Crow's Head Spires from the rappel point on the rim, Don Juan Spire is on the left and Luminous Being Spire is on the right.

First climbed in 83 by Robert Warren, Steve Wood, and Jeff Web, Don Juan now offers at least 5 routes to the summit ranging from 5.9 to difficult aid. Regardless of what route you choose, expect some spicy climbing somewhere between you and the summit 250 feet above.

Getting There 

See the approach description under the main Bird's View Butte - Crow's Head Spires page.

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Joe Slansky negociating the roof on pitch two.

Don Juan 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b UT : Moab Area : ... : Don Juan Spire
This route climbs the left side of the northwest face beginning directly below the point where the spire meets the notch. It follows an obvious crack system and can be identified by an A-frame roof about halfway to the notch.Pitch 1 Climb a left facing/right leaning corner to a belay just below the A-frame roof. The anchor here is slings tied around boulders so bring some replacement cord and a knife to remove the tat that you will likely find. (5.8)(An optional first pitch climbs straight up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Joe Slansky on the summit of Don Juan Spire. <br /> <br />Luminous Being Spire and the Rim Wall are in the background.
Joe Slansky on the summit of Don Juan Spire.

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