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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.
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Center Slab 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Center Slab 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CO : Lyons : ... : The Spire
This is a new Alvino Pon route. "Center Slab" is a temporary name until the real name is known.The route goes up the slab between Full Nelson Reilly and Dire Spire.Begin at the big tree next to the rock. The first bolt is about 15' up and a little left of the tree.Climb up behind the tree, clip the first bolt, and work up left to a ledge with a ring bolt. Climb up the slab and a shallow crack. Continue up the slab to the right edge of the roof, pass the roof on the right, and angle up left to...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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