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GoldenEye Spire  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 13, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: GoldenEye Spire at the Safe Zone, JTNP.

Description 

This prominent spire is located at the head of a steep and rocky gully and is one of the more easily identifed formations from the road. There is about half a dozen routes on all sides of this well-featured formation ranging from 5.6 to 5.11 with most of the climbs being 5.8 and easier.

This was one of the first formations in the area to be climbed and the fact that it has no easy way to the top makes it appealing to a climber - the nice view of the surrounding desert from the top certainly doesn't hurt either!

Getting There 

Hike uphill from Goldfinger Rock to the head of the dry streambed where you'll find this prominent rock. Plan on a 45 minute hike from the car.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['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]


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Onatopp 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : GoldenEye Spire
Located on the rounded left side of the north face, around and right from Moneypenny (5.9) and starting off a block.Climb vertical face with big holds onto the shoulder of the east face and then work your way left and then back right on a featured steep slab passing a horizontal crack (2.5"-3" piece) about two-thirds of the way up. Finish up a short section of slab to a shared anchor with Moneypenny.If climbing at or near the grade a piece of gear in the horizontal is nice, otherwise you can ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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