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Shared By: Jim Cormier on Jul 25, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

Approximately 6.0 miles up the canyon from Lyons. The Spire is across the river from a large pullout. Has several trad routes (which can be toproped) scramble to the top on the right side and scramble out to a nice alcove at the top. I may plan on adding a rap station/ top rope bolts at the top in the near future. Routes face north so this is nice for hot summer days. Rock is solid and has cracks that take protection well (You may need to garden a little). Only access issues might be crossing the river, and dodging poison ivy.

Getting There

Drive up the canyon approximately 6 miles above Lyons, Pull out is on the left, and find the best place to cross river. The rock should be obvious.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Spire

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Center Slab
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Center Slab
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
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No need to walk off The Spire: there are two new bolt lines and two new anchors at the top. One bolt line runs next to Dire Spire; the second is to the right of Blow Chow and heads up the arete. Aug 20, 2003
Brian Hansen
West of Boulder, CO
Brian Hansen   West of Boulder, CO
Does anyone have info on the two new bolted lines on the Spire? Aug 24, 2003
Brian there are some comments on this on the main SSV page. Search for "brown" and read comments made by him and others. Aug 25, 2003
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
Two new routes on The Spire (Right Arete and Center Slab) were added to the cb.com database today. Aug 25, 2003
We wanted to climb the Spire today, and it seems like several of the bolts have been cut. Does anyone know why? Sep 4, 2006
Toshia Leonhardt
Arvada, CO
Toshia Leonhardt   Arvada, CO
Anyone know what the center slab is rated? It's not in the Lyon's area book, yet in fact many routes are not listed in SSV canyon yet and they are clearly not THAT new! What's up w/ a new guidebook? Sep 9, 2008