All Locations > Arizona > Southern Arizona > Mt Lemmon (Sant… > Mt Lemmon (Cata… > 2 - Bear Canyon > Agave Spires Area > Hawk's Bill Spire
Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Shawn Smith, Brent Olsen,'89|
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|Shared By:||1Eric Rhicard on May 28, 2008|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
Getting there the first time is a bit tough but the unreal exposure and some pretty wild climbing way off the ground for Mt. Lemmon make this worth the visit. Two unnatural holds are the crux of this route. The first being a tendon straining mono to a shallow two finger hold. The rest of the climbing is a good deal easier and really fun. If there was a way to yard past the mono I would have tried to climb it again but I would hate to blow a tendon and this one could do it. This is a route with spectacular exposure and if you are used to pulling hard on monos then it should not be missed.
Descend to the top of Hawk's Bill Spire. Rap the first set of chains on the west edge of the top. This rap will take you about 5 feet left of the chain anchors for the route. A decent hanging stance at the bottom left edge of the route is the start of this climb.