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Classic Climbs for Cathedral Spires


Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 115
Spire Four
Trad 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 6
Tower of Darkness
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 3
Conn Route
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 3
Conn Route
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 86
East Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 27
Jan and Jane Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 44
International Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
The Great Northwest Dihedral
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Kamps Route
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 38
East Chimney Variation
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
West Gruesome
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Heck of a Conn Route
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 40
Spire 1 Reppy Variation
Trad 4 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
North Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Spire One East Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Eyetooth
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Conn Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 4
Crystalline Lady
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Under an Open Sky
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 73
God's Own Drunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Veranda
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Corner to the Sky
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
South Tower Conn Route
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
I'm Melting
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Crack of Earthly Delights
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Cat's Meow
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
North Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 5
East Gruesome
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Fly Boys
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Hang a Right at Fourth Avenue
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Superstition
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
OO-EE-OO-AH-A
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 3
Storming the Castle
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Empire State Building
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Lion's Share
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Tagua
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 7
The Naked Rib
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Kevizan
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Uganda Be Kidding Me!
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Pulling Teeth
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
two EX squared
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Yellow Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 3
A Place Beyond the Pines
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
 6
Spooky, station 13 SE arete
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 3
Bourbon and Butterflies
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Silk and Sangria
Trad 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Fritter and Waste
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 7
Highly Suspicious
Trad
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R
 3
Champagne and Cocaine
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Spire Four Spire Four
 115
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 3 pitches
Tower of Darkness Tower of Darkness
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Conn Route Yellow Jacket
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad
Conn Route Khayyam Spire
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Trad, Sport 3 pitches
East Face Spire Two
 86
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Jan and Jane Route Spire Two
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
International Chimney Spire Three
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 3 pitches
The Great Northwest Dihedral Spire Four
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Kamps Route Rubaiyat Spire
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
East Chimney Variation Station 13
 38
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
West Gruesome Spire Four
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Heck of a Conn Route Heck-of-a-Note
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Spire 1 Reppy Variation Spire One
 40
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
North Crack Balcony Point
 23
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Spire One East Chimney Spire One
 29
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Eyetooth Eyetooth
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Conn Route Rubaiyat Spire
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Crystalline Lady Spindle
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Under an Open Sky Balcony Point
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
God's Own Drunk Khayyam Spire
 73
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Veranda Balcony Point
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Corner to the Sky Spire five
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
South Tower Conn Route Spire Four
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
I'm Melting Land of Oz > I'm Melting Spire
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crack of Earthly Delights Bartizan Wall
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cat's Meow Spire Three
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
North Corner Obelisk
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
East Gruesome E Gruesome
 5
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Fly Boys Flying Buttress
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hang a Right at Fourth Avenue Spire Four
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Superstition Station 13
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
OO-EE-OO-AH-A Spire Three
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Storming the Castle Bartizan Wall
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Empire State Building Spire Six
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lion's Share Land of Oz > Lions
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Tagua Tusk
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Naked Rib Bartizan Wall
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Kevizan Bartizan Wall
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Uganda Be Kidding Me! Spire Three
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Pulling Teeth Eyetooth
 4
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
two EX squared Spire Four
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Yellow Wall Khayyam Spire
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
A Place Beyond the Pines Javelin
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Spooky, station 13 SE arete Station 13
 6
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Bourbon and Butterflies Khayyam Spire
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad
Silk and Sangria Khayyam Spire
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
Fritter and Waste Heck-of-a-Note
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad
Highly Suspicious Station 13
 7
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad
Champagne and Cocaine Khayyam Spire
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R Trad