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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 
Harrison Direct Variation 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 S 
Thanksgiving T 
Up for Grabs T 

Upper Spire Rock Climbing 


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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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Upper Spire-east side. Photo by Blitzo.

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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

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',10],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Spire:
North Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
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   
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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Featured Route For Upper Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: Fear Of Flying. Photo by Blitzo.

Fear of Flying 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Upper Spire
Climb a 5.7 flake to the upper corner, follow the corner (5.9) to the Lower Platform.Can be done in one pitch with considerable rope drag....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Upper Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber at the top of Fear of Flying.
Climber at the top of Fear of Flying.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jared feeling "inspired"! Upper spire to...
Jared feeling "inspired"! Upper spire to...
Rock Climbing Photo: Harrison Direct 11B
BETA PHOTO: Harrison Direct 11B
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Spire, view of Steppin' Stone et al.
Upper Spire, view of Steppin' Stone et al.
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Spire and Flathead with routes.
BETA PHOTO: Upper Spire and Flathead with routes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Phantom Spires
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