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Routes in Morning Glory Spire

Book of Dissent T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Brown Flake T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack of Doom T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Easiest Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Fall Line S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Morning Glory S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Power Tools S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Reach for the Sky T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Siesta S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Skyline T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Strategic Defense T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Veal Cage S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Tony Yaniro
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Shared By: Jason Young on May 31, 2012
Admins: grk10vq, Mike Engle

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I thought I'd include this route for nostalgia (since I had a mini-epic on it years ago). Pull the large overlap/roof above the anchors of "Reach for the Sky" (a route which is an interesting feat in-and-of itself). Reportedly harder than the original rating of 5.11c now that "the" jug has broken off (don't know who could've done that). I bet this route seldom get done. I know it didn't even when it was 5.11c.

Location [Edit]

Climb to the anchors of "Reach for the Sky" and continue up and left to the next set of anchors about 20 feet further. Located between "Morning Glory" and "Skyline".

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Bolts to a two-bolt chain anchor.


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Alex Shainman
Rifle, CO
Alex Shainman   Rifle, CO
That person would be me...the jug breaker that is! Actually it broke quite easily as I was pulling the move off of it. That was in '93 or '94 on a roadtrip with my buddy Chip R. After it broke, I pulled some of the fractured pieces out, lowered off, pulled the rope and re-lead it. We called it 12- and moved on. I remember the whole roof feeling sorta creaky. It musta broke more afterwards because it definitely wasn't 12c; it was easier than the crux of other .12's like Power Tools, etc. Jan 7, 2013
FA - Tony Yaniro. Sep 22, 2013

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