Elevation: 7,949 ft
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Sep 13, 2004 · Updates
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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 Tahoe Rim Trail until it a left fork appears as it starts switch-backing uphill. Take the left trail until you find yourself directly beneath the spires. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Luther Spires - Main Area

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 77
Jane Spy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
See Thru
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Mixed Emotions
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Just Cause
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 39
Plane Crash
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Fire Starter
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Just Do It
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 21
Jackass
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jane Spy
 77
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
See Thru
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mixed Emotions
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Just Cause
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Plane Crash
 39
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Fire Starter
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Just Do It
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Jackass
 21
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
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