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Kodachrome Spire/Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Mar 12, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: South Face of Kodachrome Spire.


Kodachrome Spire is a giant spike of dacite that stretches up a hundred or so feet into the skyline. You will certainly know when you have arrived at the base. A giant SUV sized chockstone rests 60' up, suspended between the spire and the main cliff band.

Getting There 

This is one of the first areas that is easily distinguished.

Climbing Season

For the Mt. Elden Crags area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Wade Forrest at the crimpy bit.

Where Eagles Dare 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Kodachrome Spire/Area
This is THE moderate line on the Kodachrome Spire. On the east side of the spire look for three bolts near a seam at mid height. That is the crux of this line. Start by climbing up low angled rampish rock past several gear opportunities. Continue up the weakness until you reach the first bolt with a sigh of relief... Even if it does look old. Continue crimping up the vertical section with a couple 5.9 moves passing the second and third bolts. A heads up run after the last bolt will lead you...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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