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Khayyam Spire

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Bourbon and Butterflies T 
Conn Route T,S 
God's Own Drunk T 
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Silk and Sangria T 
Tequila Sunrise T 
Yellow Wall T 
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Khayyam Spire Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.8481, -103.5344 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kevin Fons on Mar 9, 2003
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Description 

Khayyam spire is the prominent Spire with the bright yellow face. It stands out in front of the Spire 2/3 gully. The awsome South Yellow Face has a long bolted route (The Yellow Face), the rest of the spire has some great long crack routes including God's own Drunk, The Wildman Traverse and others.

Getting There 

The spire is the first major spire reached on the Cathedral Spires Trail. Follow the trail until you can move right and up to the base of the spire.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Khayyam Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Khayyam Spire:
God's Own Drunk   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 320'   
Yellow Wall   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 320'   
Silk and Sangria   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Haas on the unknown 5.11 on the North face o...

Meltdown 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Khayyam Spire
This is a tough route even as a TR and the effort and energy to get the marginal and meager protection afforded would not make the route any easier... I am not guessing at its grade on lead. Start up the face on odd holds and with poor gear (5.9) to reach the bottom of a left-leaning crack (10a) where you can place a piece or two of small, so-so gear (pink tricam or an alien) and then up and right to a more vertical crack and some more so-so pro (stopper) then launch up the crack getting small ...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Rock Climbing Photo: Khayyam Spire as seen from near the top of the Spi...
BETA PHOTO: Khayyam Spire as seen from near the top of the Spi...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Upper West Face of Khayyam Tower of the Needle...
The Upper West Face of Khayyam Tower of the Needle...
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Rock Climbing Photo: from spire three
from spire three
Rock Climbing Photo: Khayyam in the center
Khayyam in the center
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top of Khayyam looking east.
From the top of Khayyam looking east.
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of a 5.8 Kamp's Route on the south side ...
The start of a 5.8 Kamp's Route on the south side ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A better overview of the wall. 1) G.O.D. 2) Meltdo...
BETA PHOTO: A better overview of the wall. 1) G.O.D. 2) Meltdo...

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By Greg Parker
Administrator
Mar 12, 2003
Nate Renner and I did the Yellow Wall about five years ago and to this day it remains one of my most memorable ascents. The second pitch (12a) is amazing! Some of the sketchy bolts I have been replaced. Definately, definately worth doing.

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