Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Bob D'Antonio and Vaino Kodas 2001(?), Resurrected by Ryan Mayer, Dave and Lisa Montgomery 2020|
|Page Views:||728 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Monty on Feb 4, 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 a fun technical route located about a 100 yards left of "Arch Nemesis". There are two options to start:
1) Climb the wide crack directly below the bolts. This requires a #3 or #4 and is sometimes wet.
2) Scramble up a ledge system 20ft left of the route to the tree at the start.
Either way, bring a shoulder length sling to wrap around the tree before the first bolt. This takes the sting out of clipping first bolt and you can easily unclip the sling after. Make a hard move off the ledge and follow a line of bolts up a curving, rounded arete. The crux is at the top. Cool slab climbing and great moves.