Elevation: 6,526 ft
GPS: 43.848, -103.534 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kevin Fons on Mar 9, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Description

Khayyam spire is the prominent Spire with the bright yellow face. It stands out in front of the Spire 2/3 gully. The awsome South Yellow Face has a long bolted route (The Yellow Face), the rest of the spire has some great long crack routes including God's own Drunk, The Wildman Traverse and others.

Getting There

The spire is the first major spire reached on the Cathedral Spires Trail. Follow the trail until you can move right and up to the base of the spire.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Khayyam Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 3
Conn Route
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 70
God's Own Drunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Yellow Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 3
Bourbon and Butterflies
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Silk and Sangria
Trad 2 pitches
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R
 3
Champagne and Cocaine
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Conn Route
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, Sport 3 pitches
God's Own Drunk
 70
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Yellow Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Bourbon and Butterflies
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad
Silk and Sangria
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Champagne and Cocaine
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R Trad
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Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Nate Renner and I did the Yellow Wall about five years ago and to this day it remains one of my most memorable ascents. The second pitch (12a) is amazing! Some of the sketchy bolts I have been replaced. Definately, definately worth doing. Mar 12, 2003