Elevation: 7,900 ft
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Sep 13, 2004 with improvements by Michael Habicht
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Although actually a series of rocks, they're all pretty similiar in character and just easier to describe as one - so here we go:

Luther Spires are a series of granite spires with easy to moderate climbs established and many more waiting for power-drill-based-attention.

Luther Spires is newly developed and as such, there is still a lot of rock that can break off, but the granite seems pretty sturdy beneath.

Getting There

THE APPROACH HAS CHANGED The Log Bridge is gone! The Tahoe Climbing Coalition reworked this October 2019.
Out from the parking lot, you'll find a clearing with a trail heading through it. Follow the trail to the main Tahoe Rim Trail towards the right and across the bridge. Follow the TRT for about 50 yards and then cut left across a gentle rise where the trail traverses up the hillside for about 15 minutes until you find yourself directly beneath the spires. Then the trail get steep until you find yourself at the base of two spires. Jackass is the intimidating bolted route on the left spire and Just Jerry is to the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Luther Spires

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 68
Jane Spy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Beer and a Hotdog, Two Bucks
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
See Through
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 75
Just Jerry
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Mixed Emotions
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Widow Maker
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Just Cause
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 34
Plane Crash
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Jacko
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Fire Starter
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Virginia
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Undertaker
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Just Do It
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Original Route
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Jackass
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jane Spy
 68
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Beer and a Hotdog, Two Bucks
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
See Through
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Just Jerry
 75
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Mixed Emotions
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Widow Maker
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Just Cause
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Plane Crash
 34
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Jacko
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Fire Starter
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Virginia
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Undertaker
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Just Do It
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Original Route
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Jackass
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
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