Elevation: 6,253 ft
GPS: 38.789, -120.245 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 10, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Dirt road winter closures Details
Access Issue: Caldor Fire closures, August - September 2021 Details

Description

The highest concentration of any chunk of granite around. Filled with great routes from 5.7 to 5.12. Killer quality rock. Gets windy many days by 1pm. Start early

Getting There

The approach from parking is obvious.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 78
North Ridge
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 136
Gingerbread
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Jugs Revisited
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 166
Fear of Flying
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Thanksgiving
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Desperado (Roof Variation)
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Robert's Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Char Broiled
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 3
T-Bone
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Necklace Traverse "direct"
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Steppin' Stone
Trad 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Cabin Fever
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 39
Lesbian Love
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Holy Smoke
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Beast of No Nation
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge
 78
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Gingerbread
 136
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Jugs Revisited
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Fear of Flying
 166
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Thanksgiving
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Desperado (Roof Variation)
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Robert's Crack
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Char Broiled
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
T-Bone
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Sport
Necklace Traverse "direct"
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Steppin' Stone
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Cabin Fever
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Lesbian Love
 39
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Holy Smoke
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Beast of No Nation
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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