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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.
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.