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West Point Spire - Snakes and Arrows. 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 150', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C1 [details]
FA: Layne Potter, Paul Ross.(Alt Leads) March 28 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Apr 6, 2008

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Paul on Pitch 2. Photo Layne Potter

Description 

Approach from the San Rafael campground as for Window Blind Peak. Route find through first big cliffband and then traverse right (west) below Mother Hubbard's Shoe to the far west end of the formation to West Point Spire.

P1. The route begins up the centre of the SW face up a thin crack to two pro bolts, then move left on a ledge to a wider crack that leads to a good ledge and double bolt belay. 100' C1 5.8 (this pitch should now go all free as any loose rock has been removed)

P2. Climb the corner 5.5 passing a large block on your right, and go over the top of block to the base of summit block and double anchors. From here a couple of moves to nice summit. 50' 5.7

Summit register in cairn. Rappel the route.

Location 

Obvious spire west end of Mother Hubbard's Shoe .. see Photo

Protection 

One 200'rope. Camalots #3thru #4 . Friends Two #5 Two #6, medium stoppers. 2QD's a few slings.


Photos of West Point Spire - Snakes and Arrows. Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Good views on walk to the spire
Good views on walk to the spire
Rock Climbing Photo: Far left the West Point Spire, to its right the do...
BETA PHOTO: Far left the West Point Spire, to its right the do...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Spire from the south.
Approaching the Spire from the south.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the summit.
Looking down from the summit.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Route .
The Route .
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul topping out P1. Photo Layne Potter
Paul topping out P1. Photo Layne Potter
Rock Climbing Photo: Layne starting first pitch
Layne starting first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Layne on Summit
Layne on Summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Layne on pitch one reaching the wide crack section...
Layne on pitch one reaching the wide crack section...
Rock Climbing Photo: Layne with Bess rapping down a short cut to camp o...
Layne with Bess rapping down a short cut to camp o...

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