Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
Page Views: 679 total · 3/month
Shared By: Chris Dawson on Apr 5, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route

5 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


This is the aesthetic south prow of Spike Rock. I decided to be a dipshit and call it the "Arete", not completely sure of a designated name. The true problem starts all the way at the bottom of the arete and actually makes a move around the corner to get situated on the arete, but many people start on the good lieback holds. Feet are the key on this one, and if they cut, you're out of luck. A cruxy pull or two midway up the arete lead to good holds and the top. A worthy and extremely fun line. Feels like a highball.


A pad wouldn't really help you on this one. Nice to have someone spotting you, but a fall still may result in quite a tumble down the hill. I've never taken the tumble myself, but I've witnessed it, and you go a long ways.


- No Photos -
richard berk
Denver, CO
richard berk   Denver, CO
This problem is traditionally known as "Cocaine Corner". Apr 17, 2002
Joe Keyser
Scottsdale, AZ
Joe Keyser   Scottsdale, AZ
I would definately use a spotter here unless you are sure you'll make it. I took the "tumble into the bushes" a couple years ago, and wasn't happy about it... Apr 17, 2002