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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'
Toxxxic Entertainment 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Travis is Sole King 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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'
Straight Rocket 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Purple Toe Nails 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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'
The Rising 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 70'
Weapons Of Mass Arousal 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Purple Toe Nails 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a CO : Shelf Road : Spiney Ridge
Start between Travis Is Soul King and Toxxxic Entertainment. As a whole, the climb is pretty juggy (for taller people). The first few moves are easy 8ish. Clips are pumpy the last half because of the overhang. Move right after the 4th? bolt and then left. It has a nice mix of face and layback.The new D'Antonio guidebook (2010), has an error on the photo portion of Spiney Ridge. It appears the route lines are shifted making Toxxxic Entertainment appear to be Purple T...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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