Fear of Flying
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Routes in Upper Spire
|Arete Route T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Beast of No Nation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Burnt Offerings T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Cabin Fever S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Char Broiled T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Crispy Critters TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Desperado (Roof Variation) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Dot to Dot T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Fear of Flying T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Ginger Bread T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Harrison Direct Variation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Holy Smoke T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Jugs Revisited T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Lesbian Love S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Necklace Traverse "direct" T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|North Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Robert's Aid Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Smokehouse Brown T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Steppin' Stone T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|T-Bone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Thanksgiving T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Up for Grabs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Joel Moorem, Dale Zgraggen, 1975.|
|Page Views:||9,545 total, 70/month|
|Shared By:||Blitzo on Sep 10, 2006|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Dirt road winter closures Details
Eldorado National Forest closes dirt roads during wet conditions between November and May. The main office number 530-622-5061 might help you get current conditions, which aren't always updated on the website. fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado… When the road is closed, simply park on a pullout of Wrights Lake Road and walk the extra mile.
DescriptionClimb a 5.7 flake to the upper corner, follow the corner (5.9) to the Lower Platform.
Can be done in one pitch with considerable rope drag.
LocationRight side of the south face of the Upper Spire.
Rap off back side, 80 feet. The rap anchor is not the bolts that are most obvious - it's is just below the lip on climber's far right (toward the wall the goes to the true summit).