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Routes in The Spire

Blow Chow T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Center Slab S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dire Spire T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Full Nelson Reilly II T,S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hire Spire T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spire-A-Jyra T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, Sport, TR, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Jul 11, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Headed up to Spire Rock to climb Full Nelson Reilly. Just blasted up the middle of the face instead of the left side (as in Full Nelson proper). Climbing was fairly protectable (5.7/5.8). Joined Full Nelson Reilly at the roof. Clipped the single bolt and finished at the chains. Very fun steep crux, moving out from under the roof was exciting, the face had a real alpine feel.


Mid0-sized nuts and small cams can be used to protect the face. 1 bolt at the crux. Easy to clip coming out from under the roof. chains at the top. TR requires a 50m rope.


Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
I top roped Full Nelson Reilly, going up the arete. Fun airy 5.6 to 5.7 moves led to an unprotected 5.9 slab below the roof. On lead, one would climb the protectable corner to the left instead of this slab.

The crux move past the overhang was difficult; it felt like 10d or 11a.

Two stars for good moves, airy position, and clean rock.

Fun airy climb with a hard crux. Aug 26, 2003
I climbed this route yesterday and thought it was a great. Good postion but I would have to say I think its alittle harder than get into the undercling than I used two small crimps, than get your feet up and hit a kind of slopey hold. I must of been way off because I've done my far share of 10's and this one made me think. I guess this makes it a good one May 19, 2004
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Probably the best route at the crag. Plenty of protection, though it looks sparse from below. Sep 12, 2010

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