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Upper Spire

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Arete Route T 
Beast of No Nation T 
Burnt Offerings T 
Char Broiled T 
Crispy Critters TR 
Desperado (Roof Variation) T 
Dot to Dot T 
Fear of Flying T 
Ginger Bread T 
Holy Smoke T 
Jugs Revisited T 
Lesbian Love S 
North Ridge T 
Robert's Aid Crack T 
Smokehouse Brown T 
Steppin' Stone T 
T-Bone T 
Thanksgiving T 
Up for Grabs T 
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Upper Spire  


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Location: 38.7886, -120.2451 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 10, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Upper Spire and Flathead with routes.

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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.3 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['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 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Ginger Bread   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Jugs Revisited   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Fear of Flying   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Thanksgiving   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Desperado (Roof Variation)   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Robert's Aid Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Steppin' Stone   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Lesbian Love   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Holy Smoke   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Beast of No Nation   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Steppin' Stone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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

Photos of Upper Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Climber at the top of Fear of Flying.
Climber at the top of Fear of Flying.
Upper Spire-east side. 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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