Sunny west face. More than average tourist/gawker travel than most areas in the Spires due to it being right next to the main Cathedral Spires trail. Sharp is directly north of Grace Note Spire and the second summit on the formation west(downhill) of Khayyam Spire.
Park in the Cathedral Spires parking lot and take the main trail to the Spires. When you see the sheer yellow wall of Khayyam Spire use the above description to locate the rock.
This variation to Sharp may have been done in the past, but none of the long time Needles climbers I have contacted thought so. That being said:Begin in the low angle trough on the east side of the Spire 1 ridge. Work your way up with very good protection until you feel like you're entering another "Conn Chimney". Exit the left wall utilizing a series of fingerlocks and face moves. Fifteen feet below the saddle, you will discover a very large, loose block. Not to worry... EXCELLENT placemen...[more]Browse More Classics in SD