Avg: 3.5 from 29 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||Duncan Ferguson with either or Chris Reveley /Jim Walsh|
|Page Views:||12,524 total · 55/month|
|Shared By:||Ray Snead on Dec 31, 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.
P1: Climb the crack (5.5, gear) to its top [optional belay], then friction up to join Topographical Oceans for the first three bolts of its second pitch (5.9). Veer left, then climb up and right to a belay at an arch.
P2: Climb right around the arch-roof (5.9) with courage, then follow a ramp up and left to a belay above the arch.
P3: Climb up past a bolt to an overlap, and turn it on the right (5.6) or left (5.9), and continue up left to a belay.
P4: Move left on a ramp to a wide-ish crack, climb it (5.8) to the easy summit slabs.
Downclimb to the east to descend.