Avg: 3.3 from 34 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft (15 m)|
|FA:||Todd Offenbacher, Jay Sell|
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|Shared By:||Paul Rezucha on Aug 6, 2005 · Updates|
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Widow Maker is claimed to be one of the best face climbs at Luther Spires and it certainly is a challenging and fun route! The climb is wonderfully well protected face climbing on solid rock.
This is one of the two furthest left and furthest up routes and there are two ways to approach it. Once you arrive at the Spires from the approach path, walk left. After only 30-40 feet the path either leads up along the spires or down to underneath all the spires. The only reason to go up is to get to other routes of interest or to check out the many other routes. This way is longer and MUCH harder than dropping down. Dropping down you follow a thin manzania path that goes left passing one set of Spires. Continue along until path veers up towards a beautiful free standing spire. This has several routes on it but Widow Maker is on the rock which sits above this. Follow path up and right around large boulders and up to large cliff. The beautiful line of Widow Maker is almost directly in front of you.