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Spike Rock

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Description 

Spike Rock is located up the hill from the Lobby, just down and west of the tree slab. Can be idenitified by a steep little overhung face with chalked up flakes that is partially sheltered by a tree with a slab at its base, as well as a striking (when viewed from the west) south arete.


Getting There 

Pull yourself away from the crowds in the Hole and walk up the hill following the trail until you reach the tree slab. Look down and west a little from the slab and you'll see a sizeable boulder. This is Spike Rock.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Spike Rock:
Cocaine Corner   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Aretable Bowel Syndrome ABS   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   
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Finger Dimple key holds.

Finger Dimple V3 6A  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Spike Rock
I dont know the real name for this route so I have used its prominent feature. Sit start, hands on the starting hold; LONG reach up and right to the arete about 2 ft below the top to a finger dimple just around the arete; dyno or static to the mantle top. The key is the left foot....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 16, 2003

Great for warming up!

By Anonymous Coward
Sep 23, 2005

A good problem that rarely gets done, and is about V3/4 is to start under with boths hands on the small jug. Shoot out straight right to the arete w/ right hand, pop up about 3' w/ right hand to a sloping feature, heel hook w. left foot about 1' left of left hand, and go up to the mantle shelf w/ left hand..Muy Macho! i jole!

By Greg Twombly
From: Conifer, CO
Aug 20, 2009

This description doesn't do justice to the boulder. All the problems are short, shady and fun. The problems leading to the mantle and Magic Trick are safe and have room for a pad. The lower problems (Finger Dimple, ABS and Cocaine Corner) have bad landings but are really fun. I trimmed the pig sticker broken branches on the tree at the start yesterday.