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Unnamed S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 6,025 ft
GPS: 38.789, -120.243 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Apr 22, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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)

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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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
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Thanks David, put your gradestimate in the area description. Oct 25, 2013
wsperry
Truckee, CA
wsperry   Truckee, CA
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

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