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A great cliff between the 'new' Gym and Cactus Cliff. Offering some very good routes, mostly sport routes with some gear routes mixed in between. Mostly always in the sun during the day, which makes for enjoyable pocket pulling. Classics on the cliff include, The Hurricane, Cornerstone and (IMHO) Tractatus.
From the new parking area by The Bank Camground, follow the road NW towards The Bank for ~100yds. Pickup the trail on the right side of the road that descends into the canyon. Follow this trail for ~5 minutes, crossing the canyon bottom, and passing below the 2150 Wall, to a terminus at the road that heads up above Cactus Cliff (this road was the former approach to Cactus). Turn left and follow the road uphill towards Cactus. Continue along the road as it banks hard right, passing the new toilet. Where the trail banks left, continue west, passing signage, along a well maintained trail that traverses Cactus Cliff. Follow the trail around the SE buttress of Cactus. Once you cross a prominent drainage you will arrive at Spiney Ridge.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Spiney Ridge:
Damn Right I've Got the Moves 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Cheers 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Travis is Sole King 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Toxxxic Entertainment 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
20th Century Man 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Access All Areas 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Tractatus 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Return of the Headhunters 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Cornerstone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The New Philanthropists 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Purple Toe Nails 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Straight Rocket 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Rising 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 70'
De Gaulle Syndrome 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Hurricane 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Weapons Of Mass Arousal 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Weapons Of Mass Arousal 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b CO : Shelf Road : Spiney Ridge
This is an outstanding route well worth the effort. It is rather void of the typical piss Shelf holds and will tax your body, not your fingers. The crux starts with the first 2 bolts and can be quite a reach for those that are shorter. To follow are a few strenuous lieback moves to a really good flake system. Be careful here, I can see this block coming off one day. An almost no hands rest awaits before fighting the pump to the top on good holds. This route will be a classic with more traffic....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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