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Routes in Swift Creek Spire

Destination Unknown S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hustler S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Idaho Fall Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mental Hopscotch S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pull the Plug S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Walking in L.A. S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Sam Lightner, Sandy Lightner, Zoe and Ally, 08/06
Page Views: 133 total · 1/month
Shared By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Description [Suggest Change]

Climb up onto the ledge beneath the north face. Traverse to its far end and find an anchor. Climb the arete clipping the north face bolts.
After estaliching this free climb I found rusted studs in the arete. I believe this was the Idaho Falls Mountaineering Clubs bolt ladder. The climbed the spire via aid, then chopped the ladder on rappel. Their route continued on as "E".

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North east corner of Swift Creek Spire

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8 quickdraws

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alexa
logan
5.11a
alexa   logan
5.11a
Steep climb, Good rock, cleaned pretty well not a lot of loose stuff. Pretty step, no chalk so hard to see where your going, but its all there i promise. Aug 4, 2008
Neil Johnson
Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.11a
Neil Johnson   Salt Lake City, Utah
  5.11a
Awkward start after the belay station. I found it best to start on the left rather than the right of the anchor. The crux for me was actually following the route. The 4th bolt is hard to clip if you cross over the arete after the 3rd bolt. Then there is one more bolt and then a sort of run-out slab that trends to the right to a hanging belay station. Aug 3, 2015
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
 
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
 
I think there were only 5 bolts on this with lowering anchors on top. The two bolt belay station was appreciated. Great climb but be be ready for big air possibilities. Aug 16, 2017
blue ribbon
Indian Creek, UT
 
blue ribbon   Indian Creek, UT
 
Poorly bolted, dirty, contrived. Potential for cutting your rope on the serrated edge if you fall after wandering around the corner to the left. Jun 13, 2018

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