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Routes in Spike Rock

Aretable Bowel Syndrome ABS V3 6A
Cocaine Corner V2 5+
Crimp variations V4-5 6B+
Finger Dimple V3 6A
Hank's Slab V-easy 3
Magic Trick V5 6C
Spike Arete V2 5+
Spike Mantel V2 5+
Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
Page Views: 634 total, 3/month
Shared By: Chris Dawson on Apr 5, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

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.

Protection

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.

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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
richard berk
Denver, CO
richard berk   Denver, CO
This problem is traditionally known as "Cocaine Corner". Apr 17, 2002