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Pipe Organ Spire-Southeast
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Routes in Organ Pipe Spire and Pipe Organ Spire
|Aces & Eights T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b C2 R|
|Ender's Game T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Organ Pipe Spire T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 PG13|
|Organ Pipe Spire - The Weird Fun T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Pipe Dream T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Pipe Organ Spire - South West face T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b C2 PG13|
|Pipe Organ Spire-Southeast T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 350 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||John Auld, Gary Ziegler, Jim Dyson, John Kuglin 1961|
|Page Views:||729 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Kiessel on Nov 7, 2006|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionPitch 1: Climb slab to a crack, follow the crack up past two 1/4' bolts and a bulge to a ledge and an anchor. (5.10)
Pitch 2: Free past the bolts that are up and right of the anchor, until they stop. Continue on mixed free and aid, 1-2 aid moves, to another ledge and anchor. (5.10, C1)
Pitch 3: This is a really loose pitch. Climb up, staying to the right. Climb through a notch in the summit cap rock, to an anchor. (5.8+R)
Note: Desert Rock III says that this route goes free at 5.10. But pitch 2 seemed like it would be much harder than that to free. On pitch 2, the rock is loose, the crack, the holds and the gear all sort of runs out at once.
LocationThis route was originaly climbed from the notch between the Pipe Organ Spire and Organ Pipe spire on the north side of the formation (which is what's described above).
Harvey Carter added a one pitch direct start to this route which starts on the southeast side of the rock formation and climbs to the same notch. The direct start appears to be a loose chimney.
(Note: the ground level on the South side of the formation is about 100' lower than it is on the North side.)
Whichever way you go whether walking or climbing, when you get to the notch between the towers, there is a bolt visible about 30' up in a wide pod, showing you the route.
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