Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 38.794, -119.996 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 39,803 total · 544/month
Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Sep 22, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This shows the exact location of the parking for our mobile MP users.

This area is in the Eldorado National Forest, so back country camping without a permit, and drilling bolts for climbing protection both seem to be free and legal here.

Getting There

"Upon entering Christmas Valley on Highway 89 from 50, drive a few miles until the road begins to curve as it approaches Luther Pass. There will be a sign to the Big Meadow Trailhead and from there, the turnout is about .45 miles on the left side of the road.

You will know you're in the right spot if you find the large boulder lining the pullout with a hole drilled in it the perfect diameter for a beer bottle." (moved here from Brian's original page)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Luther Spires

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Jane Spy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Beer and a Hotdog, Two Bucks
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
See Through
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 80
Just Jerry
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Mixed Emotions
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 33
Widow Maker
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Just Cause
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 37
Plane Crash
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 34
Jacko
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Fire Starter
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Virginia
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Undertaker
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Just Do It
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Original Route
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 18
Jackass
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jane Spy Luther Spires
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Beer and a Hotdog, Two Bucks Luther Spires
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
See Through Luther Spires
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Just Jerry Luther Spires
 80
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Mixed Emotions Luther Spires
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Widow Maker Luther Spires
 33
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Just Cause Luther Spires
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Plane Crash Luther Spires
 37
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Jacko Luther Spires
 34
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Fire Starter Luther Spires
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Virginia Luther Spires
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Undertaker Luther Spires
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Just Do It Luther Spires
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Original Route Luther Spires
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Jackass Luther Spires
 18
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
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