Khayyam Spire Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Alcohol Wall- Left to Right White - Gods Own Drun...
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.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Khayyam Spire
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Khayyam Spire:
Yellow Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 320'
Featured Route For Khayyam Spire
Bourbon and Butterflies 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
: Custer State Park
: ... : Khayyam Spire
You'll need some bourbon to ease your butterflies on this full 40m of intensity! Ranks high as one of the boldest and best routes in the Park. Start up the right leaning trough/ramp and head straight up at the first probable looking seam. This is the 'R' rated section since the first placement is at about 20'. After that, the rest is consistent PG13. Surprisingly, there is a lot of gear. But don't pass up a placement, be ready to sniff them out and get creative. Merge into the very end of Silk ...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
BETA PHOTO: A better overview of the wall. 1) G.O.D. 2) Meltdo...
The start of a 5.8 Kamp's Route on the south side ...
From the top of Khayyam looking east.
The Upper West Face of Khayyam Tower of the Needle...
BETA PHOTO: Khayyam Spire as seen from near the top of the Spi...
By Greg Parker
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.