Avg: 3.9 from 36 votes
|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Olaf Mitchell & Maurice Reed, 1984|
|Page Views:||7,226 total · 32/month|
|Shared By:||Anonymous Coward on Nov 25, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The Cathedral Spires area, including Block Tower, Cynical Pinnacle, Snake Buttress, the Dome, Hall of Mirrors, Sunshine Wall, and Poe Buttress, are closed annually starting March 1 for raptor nesting. After careful monitoring of nest sites, Jefferson County Open Space opens certain areas of Cathedral Spires and maintain spot closures for active nests through July 31st. Check back periodically during times of closure for updates: jeffco.us/open-space/parks/…
Note, JeffCo Open Space has notified us that access to The Bishop and Poop Point (along with all the Cathedral Spires Area) currently goes across JeffCo OS land. Despite information in some guidebooks (published or soon-to-be-published), the entire Cathedral Spires area is subject raptor nesting closures. Please be aware of the hefty fines associated with failure to observe these regulations.
This is located on Poe Buttress, which is the clean, gendarme-like formation to the West of Cynical Pinnacle and Block Tower. It is possible to avoid the first pitch by climbing a 5.9 crack up the gully and to the right, but why would you want to?
The first pitch heads up the great finger crack and climbs insecurely left and then straight up to a ledge that you can put your LZ Boy on (11d). The second pitch starts off with a bang up an increasingly difficult finger crack to where it disappears into some hard face climbing (11d & fixed pins and RPs). Dispatch the crux, but don't smile prematurely because you have the overhanging handcrack above. Full value. David A. Turner.