Type: Sport
FA: Tom Hanson, 1994
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 5, 2001
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Climb up Wendell Spire on crisp edges and pockets. This is much harder than it looks with an interesting crux just below the anchor. However, there are two bulges to surmount and each has its own curve to throw. If things don't work out as planned, there is a nice tanning slab at the base that is usually crowded with gorgeous women!! I've always wondered if that was somehow responsible for the name.


Bring half a dozen draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.
Darrin Stein
Vancouver, WA
Darrin Stein   Vancouver, WA
As noted...this climb is on the right hand side of the area. Climb four bolts then the anchors on the unique Castlewood Conglomerate (nature's cement I call it). Dec 10, 2001
Ben Mottinger

Ben Mottinger    
The only crux I think is the mantel over the bulge. Dec 1, 2002
Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
2 stars for the area, although short.

Crux is the mantel between the second and third bolts. The rest is no harder than 5.9. Jan 24, 2003
Ken McVicker
Aurora, CO
Ken McVicker   Aurora, CO
Great crux near the top. It's easy down low but get harder as you go.

Great sunny day. Lots of observer from the hiking trail below. 20+ people watched me flail. Sorry no sunbathing women.

This rating is right on. Mar 15, 2003
TJ Quirk
Parker, CO
TJ Quirk   Parker, CO
Strength required up to the first bulge. Good balance required through the reach over the second bulge to the jug. Love the comitting dyno over the second bulge. Need strength to finish the sequence to reach over and right of the anchors to the great handhold on top. Mar 14, 2010
Jon Solove
Denver, CO
Jon Solove   Denver, CO
Very cool route. Be careful not to go too far left - there is some loose, spongy rock that looks like it's ready to come off. It's off route, but weirdly inviting until you touch it.... Apr 4, 2010
You'll want a couple of double draws for the bolts above the bulges to reduce rope drag. Dec 4, 2010