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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Khayyam Spire:
God's Own Drunk 5.8+ Trad, 2 pitches, 320 feet
Yellow Wall 5.12a Trad, 3 pitches, 320 feet
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Yellow Wall 5.12a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Khayyam Spire
The first pitch is 5.10 or so and a little runout in places offering both natural gear and 1/4" bolts to clip. The second pitch is the crux and absolutely never runout once you reach the first bolt(which is not hard to get to). Bring some small crack gear for the last bit of the crux pitch and to add to the two 1/4" bolts at the anchor. The last pitch is protected by very good natural gear and one bolt and is 5.10 as well. The route is very sustained and exposed and absolutely stellar climbing. ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD