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Routes in Spire Two

East Face T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Jan and Jane Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Stone of Tangible Truth T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Elevation: 6,556 ft
GPS: 43.849, -103.535 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 11, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty


Spire Two is the second spire from the left when looking at the Cathedral Spires from the parking lot. This is a large spire, and it requires around 3 pitches to get to the top. This rock and Spire Four are probably the two most commonly climbed spires in the whole area. An excellent 5.6 route (mostly 5.3) climbs the east side.

Descend by rappelling from the summit following the East Face route. Two ropes are necessary except for the third pitch needs only one.

Getting There

Follow trail #4 from the Cathedral Spires parking lot towards the spires. When the trail branches, the best way is to take the right branch and find the Spire Two-Three gully. Head up this gully (with Rubaiyat Spire at the bottom) and Spire Two is at the the top of the gully on the left. The most commonly climbed route on it is the East Face, and this is easily identified by a trampled area at the base of the route.

Another good way to get to this spot is to stay straight on the main trail and go around to the uphill side of the area. This rock is very near Station 13, which is at the top of the Spire Two-Three gully.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Spire Two

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Jan and Jane Route
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Face 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Jan and Jane Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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Robert Prann
Rapid City, SD
Robert Prann   Rapid City, SD
Found a helmet at the base of the rappel for Spire Two on September 28th. Forgot to post until now. Sorry. If it's yours hit me up and we can get it back to you. Nov 1, 2012
I did this route around 1998 and it was my first trad lead (not counting the trad class I took and years of setting top rope anchors).There is a good stance for almost all gear placement, and there is some 4th class climbing. The only exposed part is the last pitch which is slabby. I don't remember if there is a bolt on the 3rd pitch slab, but I'm thinking there had to be or I would have been freaked out(I would have remembered that). Nice view from the top. It's a very enjoyable climb. Jun 20, 2003

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