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Spur

5.7, Sport, 85 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 74 votes
FA: Tim Standing, Sheryl Bennett
California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Alabama Hills > Western Wall Area > Tall Wall

Description

Follow the arete, then move left to the anchors.

Location

On the arete/face to the right of the tallest face on the Tall Wall. Lower Off.

Protection

11 bolts

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"Spur".<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] "Spur". Photo by Blitzo.
Enjoying the step-through down low. This was an exceedingly enjoyable route. Highly recommended.
[Hide Photo] Enjoying the step-through down low. This was an exceedingly enjoyable route. Highly recommended.
Chad on the Spur
[Hide Photo] Chad on the Spur

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[Hide Comment] You might want to mention that the route moves hard left at the top, to the mussy anchors at the top of Tall T.

Cheers,

Brutus Apr 21, 2009
liveit P
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
 
[Hide Comment] Fun moves, route does cut hard left at the end. Got my rope stuck in a crack, had to climb up quite a bit to retrieve. Aug 15, 2009
RussellG
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Careful getting your draws back on the way down as you have to swing over or tram to get them. Fun route but the flakes feel holllowwwww. Aug 7, 2012
kenr
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Fun route. Some people get confused about what to do high on the arete, so for them it's less fun.
Perhaps easier (and more fun?) if do not always climb close to the bolt line. Nov 28, 2014
Bailey Smith
Sacramento, CA
  5.7
[Hide Comment] Many ways to go, liked the arete route over to the right but a little reachy to the bolts - but was super fun. Some tenuous flakes and an awkward traverse. A little tricky to clean. Sep 7, 2016
hikingdrew
Los Angeles, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Real pendulum potential into the crack on the left when cleaning top down, we trammed it. Or you can send a follower on TR to clean bottom up.. Nov 22, 2016
Chris C
San Francisco, CA
 
[Hide Comment] choss. most of the flakes are hollow and a lot of new climbers are pulling hard on them. Apr 30, 2018
M Alexander
SLO, CA
 
[Hide Comment] A fun route that differs from the usual flake-pulling up most 5.6-5.8s in Alabama Hills. The chossy gulley to the right of the route detracts, but the airy traverse at the end more than makes up for it. Apr 14, 2019