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Fingering Xena T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Princess Spire Regular Route T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Elevation: 4,500 ft
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Shared By: Orphaned on Apr 19, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description

Princess Spire is a tall, slender fin of rock standing between Steamboat Rock and Tisha Spire. The Original Route is exceptionally good.

Getting There

Princess is approached from the Midgley Bridge parking area and sits in behind (north of) Steamboat Rock (see photos). From the parking area, take the Wilson Canyon Trail to the Jim Thompson Trail turnoff, then after about five minutes on the JTT, turn uphill and gain the ridge above that is followed to Steamboat. Traverse across a saddle to reach the east side of Princess Spire.

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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Princess Spire Regular Route
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Princess Spire Regular Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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markguycan
flagstaff, AZ
markguycan   flagstaff, AZ
yeah, we didn't like the crappy bush and cactus anchor on top either; and after getting the rope stuck and having to prussic back up we decided to leave an anchor at the ledge beyond the crux on the regular route. you can still rap off the bush if you want to, but I'd reccommend downclimbing to the good anchor instead. Aug 18, 2007
CJD
Chino Valley, AZ
CJD   Chino Valley, AZ
I did this route in the early 80's with Tim Toula. It is a classic but unless somebody has added some bolts to the top the rap is horrifying. We rapped off a tiny bush that was trying to pull out of the crack it was growing from.

CJD Jul 15, 2007

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