Spiney Ridge Rock Climbing
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Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
History (Admin Only): Leo Paik handled an improvement for this area Jan 20, 2019
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.
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Spiney Ridge
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Routes Mostly Face: South · Southwest
Sunny Roughly 10am to 8pm during high season
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Prime Climbing Season