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Wendell Spire is actually a sector of the East Canyon rim. It is demarcated on the right (East) by Wendell Spire, which as Tom Hanson points out is a true "summit", being a 40 foot detached pinacle. Routes have been installed West along the wall for close to 400 feet where a natural break in the wall separates them from the Corporate View Block (and more climbing).
Get to Wendell Spire from the East Canyon Visitor's Center. Park at the West paved lot, and stroll down through the picnic area to a marked trail that takes you down to the creek. Follow the trail across the creek and head down-stream (left!); pass the phallic block in the trail, and several hundred feet further take small but obvious trial up to the climbing. This will deposit you at the base of Ruse, Wendell Spire is to the right about 100 feet.
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Phalloid Void 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Cobble Wobble 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Nob Job 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Icerigger 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Sport, 1 pitch
The Ruse 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Bob's Nob 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Horizontal Bop 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Beak 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Cheesedick Soiree 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Triskaidekaphobia 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Song of the Wood 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Textured Landscape 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
Seamless aka Knappweed Infestation 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
The Sub 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
The Black Streak 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
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The Black Streak 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c CO : Denver South : ... : Wendell Spire
In my opinion, this is easily one of the top 3 routes at [Castlewood]. It is between The Sub and Seamless.A jump start followed by some powerful campus moves gets you to the first bolt. Then some technical crimping on small pebbles and slopey little dishes lead to a toss for the big obvious jug. Get a shake, then crank a couple easier moves until you are at the crux. It's a big toss left to a crappy little rock, get your feet on, and you're home free. The top, aft...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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