Bush Shark Spire
Avg: 3.2 from 50 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Wayne Taylor, Eric Keto, 78|
|Page Views:||4,043 total · 30/month|
|Shared By:||Chuck McQuade on Jan 6, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionLike the Candle in Chimney Canyon, this route leads to one of the few spire summits in the Sandias. An interesting route with a good hand crack on P1, the second pitch contains the routes crux which occurs right off the belay. The climb ends at a bolted anchor just short of the spires summit. A short section of class 3 scrambling can be done to top out on the summit.
P1: (90) Starts at the spires west face, underneath a large roof. Follow a good hand crack broken up with intermittent ledges. The pitch ends at a bolted belay on a small but good ledge.
P2: (70) Head straight up negotiating a small bulge (crux). Follow a broken dihedral to the bolted belay.
Descent: Rap the route [straightforward with 2 ropes or a 70m rope; a single 60m rope will also work but is not ideal]