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Routes in Middle Spire

Anal Sex T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Candyass S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Candyland T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chainsaw Willie T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Clam, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cockabooty T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Corn Flakes T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fancy Dancin' T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hard Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Harding's Other Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hooray Hooray! T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lean And Mean T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Leaner and Meaner T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Over Easy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Penny Candy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Prow, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Rain Song S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Regular Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slowdancer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tyro's Test Piece T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, Sport, 90 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Robert Oravetz & Eric Barrett, 1978
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Shared By: Aerili on Nov 20, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Dirt road winter closures Details


Climb a short, very thin crack to a short slab run-out. First set of anchors are around the right of the headwall in front of you. Second pitch consists of some vertical face climbing on bolts on the west side of the headwall to the top.

I didn't climb the second pitch, so I am unsure if the 10b rating comes from this section or not. Otherwise I would rate the crack section 9+. Those with bigger fingers might call it 10a.


On the far right end of the north side of Middle Spire. First pitch can be rapped off chain anchors which sit over what I believe is the start to Harding's Other Chimney. Not sure if there are separate anchors at the top of p2 as well, but if not, set a gear anchor and rap off of Candyland's anchors to the south.


Cams below 0.5" and small nuts. Quickdraws for p2.


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Rocklin, Ca
mattymck   Rocklin, Ca
First pitch is about 5.8, second pitch is the 10b. Jun 22, 2012
San Francisco
tallmark515   San Francisco
First pitch is pretty chill (5.9?) crack for gear and most of the climbing is on knobs. Sorta heads up at the top, but not hard. The second pitch, 5.10b, is a one move wonder to a knob just above and to the right of the bolt anchor. I think the left variation is 5.12, according to the book. Jul 23, 2012

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