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Spinner Bait 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Luke Childers
New Route: Yes
Season: Best in late fall and early spring but still a nice winter feature.
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Jan 14, 2010

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Description 

"Spinner Bait" takes the leftmost, overhung corner and arete. Once one climbs past the 1st few moves on questionable stone the line becomes interesting, powerful, and enjoyable.

Still a very new line as of this date of posting, so be careful of possible loose rock, and all belayers are advised to where a helmet while belaying on this feature.

Location 

This feature is located up hill and in between "The Primo Wall" and "The Crystal Tower."

The best approach will depend on what time of the year it is. You cross the river in different places during the winter but spring, summer, and early fall one would use the Tyrolean traverse located by "The Armory."

"Spinner Bait" takes the leftmost over hung corner and arete.

Protection 

7 bolts and 2 ring anchors. Belayers should where a helmet. Most of the draws are going to stay fixed. I plan to put quick links up next time I'm out, so please don't take the draws that are on the wall. Thank you.


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Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." The formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. o...
Luke Childers on the F.A. of "Spinner Bait."  Powering out the last upper crux arete section.  Fun line. <br /> <br />Photo by:  Jaime Childers.
Luke Childers on the F.A. of "Spinner Bait." Powe...
Luke Childers on the F.A. of "Spinner Bait." "The Guppy" formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Luke Childers on the F.A. of "Spinner Bait." "The ...
Luke working out the F.A. of "Spinner Bait." in the early morning light of this beautiful January day at "The Guppy" formation.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Luke working out the F.A. of "Spinner Bait." in th...
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." The formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. o...
Luke & Jason getting ready for the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait."  The new line at the just posted "Guppy" formation.  More cool routes to come on this formation!! <br /> <br />Photo by:  Jaime Childers.
Luke & Jason getting ready for the F.A. of what wo...
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." The formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Located on "The Guppy" Luke Childers on the F.A. o...
Luke Childers resting on the F.A. of what would become "Spinner Bait." This formations 1st line.  <br /> <br />Photo by: Jaime Childers.
Luke Childers resting on the F.A. of what would be...
Photo beta of "Spinner Bait."  Located on "The Guppy." <br /> <br />Photo and graphics by: Luke Childers.
Photo beta of "Spinner Bait." Located on "The Gup...

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By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Jan 14, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Nice job crushing this sick line bro! Wierd thru the first 3 bolts, but 4-stars after the ledge! Need a sledgehammer for cleaning the beginning!
By Luke Childers
Jan 14, 2010

Thanks for coming over to "The Guppy" and displaying your sick belay work, Jason. Couldn't have done it with out you, man!! Can't wait to put in the next few lines on this new fun rock feature. You should join me, bro, it gets lots of great winter sun!! Later.
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Feb 4, 2010

This is a pretty cool route. More powerful and tricky than it appears from the ground as well. Be careful of the loose rock, but it's not too bad and can be safely avoided. I'll try to get it trundled while i'm up there next time.