Type: Sport
FA: Alan Nelson
Page Views: 1,441 total · 7/month
Shared By: Alan Nelson on Jan 26, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

To the right of the Adrenalyzer pinnacle, climb straight up the narrow face on a ladder of square-cut edges. The route is named for the [former] "Spike" of rock cantilevered out of the wall into space at 2/3rds height. Pass this on the left, exercising care not the disturb this unique and apparently precarious geologic feature.

Addendum: you can go right of the spike, step over, and the line goes around 8+.

Addendum: the spike is gone from the route. It lies near the base of the route.

Protection

Six bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings.

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This is a fun little route. Make sure you go left of the spike. Very safely bolted with, at times, a top rope for many of the moves. It is probably a letter grade or two easier than rated. Jan 28, 2002
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
5.10a
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
5.10a
I agree, much fun. A distinct crux at midhight, though the spike above looks more like a mini-diving board. One can easily TR Sick Minds Think Alike (8+) to the left from the same anchors. Jan 8, 2003
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
5.10a
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
5.10a
N.B. "Sick MInds Think Alike" is called "Cliff Notes" on this website. Jan 8, 2003
Kevin Wood
  5.9+
Kevin Wood  
  5.9+
Fun route...climb it, the spike is cool! May 24, 2008
Perhaps this route should be renamed, the spike is gone. WHY, WHY, WHY didn't someone toss off the spike before now. That thing was extremely precarious, being only held in place by the rotten flake above it. It took all of 30 seconds to drop it with a slight lift at the point. I thought I saw the words, "grab me" written on the bottom of it and it was in a position that would have been tempting for many Table climbers.

Half of the spike now sits on the belay seat (where it hit first) with the chalk "X" still on it and the other half of it is about 1/2 way to the road. Things like this need to go at Table when there are so many people who climb there and blindly trust everything. The next objective should be the block that the anchors for Thelma and Louise reside in.... Oct 8, 2008
Rename it SpikeLees.
An adaptation of Spike Lee and spikeless. Oct 8, 2008
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.10b
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.10b
Ahh, I was wondering where the so-called 'spike' was. Fun route. Sep 11, 2010