Avg: 3.3 from 17 votes
|Type:||Trad, 280 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Herb and Jan Conn|
|Page Views:||5,233 total · 52/month|
|Shared By:||AndyKemedy on Jul 31, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
This is a variation on the normal Spire 4 route. Instead of climbing up the back to the 3/4 gully, belay off the bolts for the approach pitch. Climb around the corner on the opposite side of the gully to a sloping ledge with an old piton in a crack. Set a belay and climb the dihedral to a chimney and under the broken spire. You can either set your own belay on gear or downclimb to the anchors above the wormhole. The last pitch is the same as the traditional route.
Start at the base of the Spire 4 tree or climb the 3/4 gully. Three single rope rappels gets you to the base of the Spire 4 tree.