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Elevation: 5,888 ft 1,795 m
GPS: 38.7863, -120.2433
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Shared By: Salamanizer Ski on Sep 12, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is the lowest and smallest of the Phantom Spires.

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The approach from parking is obvious. Doh! Not really. You can follow the main trail straight to Middle Spire, but Lower Spire doesn't really stand out from that angle. Go west around Middle Spire, then head downhill toward the next rock that would be in the direction of the river down below. Go around this to the right side, continuing down a bit more until you finally see the free standing spire. From above you can't really see the free standing nature of these particular rocks. Once you get closer you can see the one skinny tall spire along with a host of other less"spire" like rocks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Jack Corner
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Last Lockup
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Five Tendons
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
K.E. Cracks
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
The Siren
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jack Corner
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Last Lockup
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Five Tendons
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
K.E. Cracks
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Siren
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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