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Routes in Spike Rock

Aretable Bowel Syndrome ABS V3 6A
Cocaine Corner V2 5+
Crimp variations V4-5 6B+
Finger Dimple V3 6A
Hank's Slab V-easy 3
Magic Trick V5 6C
Spike Arete V2 5+
Spike Mantel V2 5+
Type: Boulder, 8 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 902 total, 9/month
Shared By: Greg Twombly on Aug 21, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This may be a new route. It follows the lower arete on Spike Rock on the right side of the overhanging face. The lower you start the more difficult it is. Right hand starts on the right face, micro sidepull, left on regular starting hold. Right hand stays on the right side of the arete, left hand on the left (overhang) side. Many variations, harder and easier.

Video on Youtube

May be harder than V-4?

Location

Spike Rock.

Protection

Crash pad below the tree, but the slab below slopes steeply so it's hard to spot and the pad won't stay in place so it doesn't do much good.

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doug rouse
Denver, CO.
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
A good problem. I start both hands on the jug under, and pop out to the arete. Further, after setting the hook, you can go all the way to the top. I haven't seen to top out to the right before. Sweet! Mar 23, 2011
mikejohnson1 Johnson
Essex Junction, VT
  V2
mikejohnson1 Johnson   Essex Junction, VT
  V2
This is the second best route on the block (next to Cocaine Corner), but I can't see it being V4. It is easier than its neighbor, (Spike Mantle) which is rated V2. Cool problem, good video. Mar 3, 2010