Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 200 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Todd Gordon, Henry Thompson, Lori Graf , Nov, 1983|
|Page Views:||841 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||toddgordon Gordon on May 10, 2007|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
Access Issue: Closed. Details
It is presently illigal to climb on the Navajo Indian Reservation. These climbs are listed here for historical purposes only.
This is a cool spire that is easily seen from the road between the towns of Rock Point, and Round Rock, Arizona. The spire is located sort of in a sandy wash;...and it has a small , pointy summit. Pitch 1; climb up on aid, traverse a bit right, more aid, then crawl a bit right , then more free and aid up to the top of a small pillar and a stance on the left. There are some fixed pins to rap off of here on the way down. Pitch 2 ; climb up more and belay on the left (again). Pitch 3; This is the headwall pitch...climb up a straight-in crack ( 1 1/2 " to 2"), aid and free, then traverse a ways to the right to the shoulder of the formation. Pitch 4. Climb up to one bolt (funky homemade hanger) and do a face move past it, and climb to the tiny summit. Rap from slings around summit.
You can see this spire easily from the road. It is setting un front of the cliff-band, sort of in a sandy wash, and it has a very pointy summit;..like the steeple on a church. 2 raps from the summit will get you down; one from slings wrapped around the tiny summit, and one rap from fixed pins on top of Pitch one.