Dire Spire Rock Climbing
Routes in Dire Spire
|Conn Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Engagement, The S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Impeachable Offense T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Punching In A Dream S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Questionable Ink T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Snakebite Evangelist S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|GPS:||43.88, -103.462 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Andrew Gram on Jul 2, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionDire Spire is the impressive spire that looks like an evil pitchfork just past Mt Rushmore. There are a few sport routes on it, but the only way to tag the summit is an old-fashioned Needles runout pitch. This is my favorite summit at Rushmore.
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Getting TherePark in a pullout below the spire, and bushwhack up to the base. This is one of the worst approaches at Rushmore, though it still doesn't take more than 20 minutes or so. Be careful not to stray into the signed off limits area - doing so will get you a huge fine and will probably get the area closed.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dire Spire
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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