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Routes in Lower Spire

Driving Miss Dahl T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Five Tendons S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jack Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
K.E. Cracks S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Last Lockup T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Regular Route, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Siren, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: David Babich, D. Spittler, 1976. FFA Eric Barrett, Dave Stam, 1976
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Shared By: Mike McL on Jan 7, 2012
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This climb ascends a straight in corner just to the right of The Last Lockup. Climb some blocky terrain that's steeper than it looks. Enter the corner proper and climb the corner. The crux comes about half way up at a bulge. Climb to the top of the formation and belay at the chains located above The Last Lockup. The way the corner is formed yields some unusual and sharp jams.

Location

On the East side of the Lower Spire, right of the Last Lockup. The climb is the straight in corner.

Protection

Standard rack to 3 inches. A number 4 camalot can be used but isn't necessary.

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anil
San Carlos
 
anil   San Carlos
 
Another must-do at the Lower Spire. A stout 5.9 with nice stemming moves at the crux. May 21, 2012