Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 38.631, -105.218 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 52,078 total · 220/month
Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Apr 12, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

A great cliff between the 'new' Gym and Cactus Cliff. Offering some very good routes, mostly sport routes with some gear routes mixed in between. Mostly always in the sun during the day, which makes for enjoyable pocket pulling. Classics on the cliff include, The Hurricane, Cornerstone and (IMHO) Tractatus.

Getting There

From the new parking area by The Bank Camground, follow the road NW towards The Bank for ~100yds. Pickup the trail on the right side of the road that descends into the canyon. Follow this trail for ~5 minutes, crossing the canyon bottom, and passing below the 2150 Wall, to a terminus at the road that heads up above Cactus Cliff (this road was the former approach to Cactus). Turn left and follow the road uphill towards Cactus. Continue along the road as it banks hard right, passing the new toilet. Where the trail banks left, continue west, passing signage, along a well maintained trail that traverses Cactus Cliff. Follow the trail around the SE buttress of Cactus. Once you cross a prominent drainage you will arrive at Spiney Ridge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Spiney Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 186
Cheers
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 244
Damn Right I've Got the Moves
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 134
Stone of Ignorance
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 194
Travis is Sole King
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 249
Toxxxic Entertainment
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 227
20th Century Man
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 140
Access All Areas
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 184
Tractatus
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 117
Cornerstone
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 59
Return of the Headhunters
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 92
The New Philanthropists
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 161
Purple Toe Nails
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 43
Straight Rocket
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 125
The Hurricane
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 39
Weapons Of Mass Arousal
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cheers
 186
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Damn Right I've Got the Moves
 244
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Stone of Ignorance
 134
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Travis is Sole King
 194
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Toxxxic Entertainment
 249
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
20th Century Man
 227
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Access All Areas
 140
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Tractatus
 184
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cornerstone
 117
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Return of the Headhunters
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The New Philanthropists
 92
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Purple Toe Nails
 161
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Straight Rocket
 43
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Hurricane
 125
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Weapons Of Mass Arousal
 39
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: South · Southwest
Sunny Roughly 10am to 8pm during high season
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Details: Most routes are in full sun by mid morning. The Hurricane keeps shade until midday and has the only shady belay tree at the crag.

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