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Unnamed S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

A pair of little spires sitting side by side. This area gets much less traffic than the big spires. The west twin has a couple of accessible 5.8 lines, and both have harder routes as well.

Routes, left to right.

West twin (climber's left).
  • Unnamed 5.8 (TR only)
  • Unnamed 5.8 (sport, 4 bolts to two hangars)
  • Unknown narrow chimney
  • Unknown route, 5.10a-ish (mixed sport-trad crack and 2 bolts to anchor with chains on top of the formation)

East twin (climber's right).
  • Unnamed 5.11a (sport, 3 bolts to anchor with chains)
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Getting There

From the parking lot, take the main trail towards the ever-visible middle spire. Take the first side trail on the left going downhill. Follow it past the twin owls formation, then wind around below them to the right.

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wsperry
San Jose/Lafayette
wsperry   San Jose/Lafayette
Climbed a super aesthetic corner pitch on the right owl. 10+ range? any body have info, it starts low in the corner of the right twin in the 4th class gully and works its way up to the big block and you climb face/crack right on the arete of the upper block. super fun route. Oct 1, 2017
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Thanks David, put your gradestimate in the area description. Oct 25, 2013
David Gibbs
Ottawa, ON
David Gibbs   Ottawa, ON
I climbed the "Unknown route, unknown grade (mixed sport-trad crack and 2 bolts to anchor with chains on top of the formation)" on TR. It felt like about 5.10a to me. Crux was the lower section. Oct 5, 2013

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