Spear of Fear
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Ice, 80 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Brian in SLC on Feb 6, 2007|
|Admins:||Aeon Aki, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Classic route and can be quite reasonable climbing if the beehive cone is solid (WI 4-ish) and the pillar is short. Crux may be finding the route in solid enough condition to climb with the cone connected to the upper tube pillar. Sees much direct sunlight, so, will only form in very cold temperatures. Usually has water flow down the tube, so, take care to not break through. First approach pitch (WI 3-ish) can be walked around to the right, if sunlight damaging the climb might be an issue and you need to get the hurry on. Best done early before the heat of the day. Stays in shade before around 9am or so.
Spear of Fear is a seldom forming free standing ice climb located left of Slip Slidin' in Straight Canyon off the road into Joe's Valley. Its about 1.5 miles from the reservoir.