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.
This is a new Alvino Pon route. "Right Arete" is a temporary name until the real name is known.From the ledge with the big tree, scramble up a loose gully to a small ledge on the right side of the Spire. The first bolt is about 10' above this ledge.Follow a line of 5 bolts and 2 pins up the arete to the top. A #1 Camalot can be placed after the third bolt, and the second pin can be backed up with a #.75 Camalot.The moves up the arete are fun 5.8 to 5.9.The crux is at the top: a bul...[more]Browse More Classics in CO