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Adrenalyzer T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Bad Manners T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Cloud aka Shadow Arete S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Dead Ted TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Broken Arrow S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cliff Hanger S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dan's Line aka Restless Heart S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dan's Manners S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Fatal Attraction T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
Feeding Frenzy S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Good Man Dan S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
How Rebolting aka Butt Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left Behind T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mandela aka Leaning Pillar T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Milk Dud, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
Mini Me S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Minor Trad Achievement T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Mournful Mullet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nader T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Manners aka Hodat T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Oblivious T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Over The Top aka Unknown bolt line S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers) T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sick Minds Think Alike T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spike S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stoney Middleton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Manners S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Twenty Something Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4- R
Wazup? aka Buchanan T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport
FA: Alan Nelson
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Jan 26, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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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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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
Rename it SpikeLees.
An adaptation of Spike Lee and spikeless. Oct 8, 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
Kevin Wood
  5.9+
Kevin Wood  
  5.9+
Fun route...climb it, the spike is cool! May 24, 2008
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
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
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