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Agave Spires Area

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Agave Spires Area  


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Elevation: 5,500'
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Description 

These are the formations one sees across the canyon as you round the bend near the 7 cataracts pullout. They are a bit of a pain to access so you will never have a crowd. The towers are tall and have a lot of exposure. Good rock with tons of new route potential.

Getting There 

Depending on which tower you visit will determine your approach but you can park at the Windy Point parking lot.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Agave Spires Area:
Pitfalls of Hesitation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Hawk's Bill Spire
Children of the Revolution   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hawk's Bill Spire
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Erica Bigio leading 2nd pitch of Pitfalls of Hesit...

Pitfalls of Hesitation 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Hawk's Bill Spire
Find your way to the southwest corner of the spire and rap off the west side. Do not rap off the south anchors (Children of the Revolution) or you will be jugging back up to rap the west side. This will be a double rappel to the ground. Go down the gully a little ways (but not to the base) until it is possible to start up the 5.8R slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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