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Dhanolti Spire

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Description

Chemically deposited limestone streaks make the rock quality on this gently overhanging 40-meter spire generally good with positive edges, pockets, and runnels. At about 2500 meters elevation it is prone to afternoon thunderstorms particularly in spring, and cold nights in winter, but it is southeast facing so gets plenty of sun. All bolts are 12mm and placed in winter 2017-18 and locked with glue so they should all be there.

Getting There

From the road switchback steeply up for 7 minutes until you hit a broad, flat, well maintained trail. Take this left for 3 minutes then switchback up 3 minutes to a splendid meadow. pass south through the meadow then traverse right below a broken spire to a saddle (3 minutes) from which you can see the top of the spire. Descend steep grass and a short downclimb (3rd class) to the base of the spire. Alternatively you can stay above the steep grass, climb a short hill (2 minutes) and descend to the anchors at the top of the spire.

Routes from Left to Right

5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 1
Banana Chip Shenanigans
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Betamax
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 2
Elective Hardship
Sport, TR 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1
Tickle Monster
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Banana Chip Shenanigans
 1
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c TR
Betamax
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Elective Hardship
 2
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR 2 pitches
Tickle Monster
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport

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The Spire with climber at the base for perspective
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