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The Upper Spire is the largest and highest of the Phantom Spires. It has several excellent routes.
The approach from parking is obvious.
19 Total Routes
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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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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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