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Upper Spire 


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Description 

The Upper Spire is the largest and highest of the Phantom Spires. It has several excellent routes.


Getting There 

The approach from parking is obvious.


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',8],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Spire:
North Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad   
Ginger Bread   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Fear of Flying   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Thanksgiving   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Jugs Revisited   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad   
Robert's Aid Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad   
Steppin' Stone   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad   
Holy Smoke   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Lesbian Love   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 110'   
Beast of No Nation   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Mike moves toward the crux on a beautiful spring day.

Steppin' Stone 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Upper Spire
Start in a prominent, left facing, corner, right of "Fear of Flying". Climb up this corner, undercling left at a small roof, continue up, undercling left at a big roof (5.11a) to a belay with two bolts. Continue up face....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Climber at the top of Fear of Flying.
Climber at the top of Fear of Flying.
Upper Spire-east side. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Upper Spire-east side.
Photo by Blitzo.
Harrison Direct 11B
BETA PHOTO: Harrison Direct 11B
Upper Spire, view of Steppin' Stone et al.
Upper Spire, view of Steppin' Stone et al.
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