This spire is shorter and downhill from Khayyam spire. Both Khayyam and Rubaiyat were named by Beckey (a Rubaiyat is a four line poem, in this case by Omar Khayyam). There are several lines up this. The original Conn line is 2 pitches from the downhill (southwest) side, or you can get up in one pitch from the north side.
An example of a Rubaiyat of Khayyam:
If with wine you are drunk be happy, If seated with a moon-faced (beautiful), be happy, Since the end purpose of the universe is nothing-ness; Hence picture your nothing-ness, then while you are, be happy!
Follow the Spires trail until the last and largest fork off to the right towards the gulleys. Walk uphill toward the spires until you see the obvious yellow wall on Khayyam. Look for the shorter spire right in front of Khayyam.
This is a well protected but still somewhat spicy lead up the north face of the spire. Follow discontinuous cracks up the vertical face until a large ledge when it is possible and logical to traverse left into an rightward arching chimney. Make your way up this chimney and consider belaying your second from the top of the flake to lessen rope drag. The second pitch (if you choose to make it a second pitch) then clips a bolt across the chasm made by the flake, and moves up and right into a fla...[more]Browse More Classics in SD