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Upper Infirmary Slabs
Approximately 6.0 miles up the canyon from Lyons. The Spire is across the river from a large pullout. Has several trad routes (which can be toproped) scramble to the top on the right side and scramble out to a nice alcove at the top. I may plan on adding a rap station/ top rope bolts at the top in the near future. Routes face north so this is nice for hot summer days. Rock is solid and has cracks that take protection well (You may need to garden a little). Only access issues might be crossing the river, and dodging poison ivy.
Drive up the canyon approximately 6 miles above Lyons, Pull out is on the left, and find the best place to cross river. The rock should be obvious.
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
By pete cogan Aug 20, 2003
No need to walk off The Spire: there are two new bolt lines and two new anchors at the top. One bolt line runs next to Dire Spire; the second is to the right of Blow Chow and heads up the arete.
By Brian Hansen From: West of Boulder, CO Aug 24, 2003
Does anyone have info on the two new bolted lines on the Spire?
By Anonymous Coward Aug 25, 2003
Brian there are some comments on this on the main SSV page. Search for "brown" and read comments made by him and others.
By Ron Olsen From: Boulder, CO Aug 25, 2003
Two new routes on The Spire (Right Arete and Center Slab) were added to the cb.com database today.
By John Worthen Sep 4, 2006
We wanted to climb the Spire today, and it seems like several of the bolts have been cut. Does anyone know why?
By Toshia Leonhardt From: Arvada, CO Sep 9, 2008
Anyone know what the center slab is rated? It's not in the Lyon's area book, yet in fact many routes are not listed in SSV canyon yet and they are clearly not THAT new! What's up w/ a new guidebook?