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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
Type: Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Idaho Falls Mountaineering Club
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Shared By: Sam Lightner, Jr. on Jul 29, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder

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This is labelled as it was the probably route of the first ascent. The spire was climbed via a bolt ladder on Mental Hopscotch and then this crack from the ledge to the summit.
Its actually a short little pitch and could be linked with one of the routes below with good rope management. The anchor on the summit is set up to send you down the southwest face.


From the ledge above the north face


A few pieces of various sizes... perhaps a had size cam and a few smaller ones would suffice.


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Neil Johnson
Salt Lake City, Utah
Neil Johnson   Salt Lake City, Utah
The super short flake before the summit was really fun! I only wish it was longer. As far as protection goes, there is a junky old pin at the base of where the second pitch really starts, its probably not even worth clipping. Then you pass a bolt, and shortly after the bolt there is another old pin. 5 or 6 more feet and you're on the summit. If you are comfortable leading any of the lower pitches, this will feel adequately protected. Aug 3, 2015