Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Doug Swords, Nathan Brown 2003
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Shared By: nbrown on May 3, 2013
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Access Issue: All climbing routes between and including C.O. to and including Paradigm Shift are closed. Details


The name says it all! This is one desperately thin arete climb that would probably get a lot of traffic if it weren't so obscure. The rock is clean and bomber, but the climbing is a bit cryptic until you figure out the sequences.

Climb the bolted southwest arete of Shortoff Spire to a stainless 3 nut anchor. Extend the anchor over the funky edge if running top-rope laps, or rappel.


Southwest arete of Shortoff spire. Just around and uphill from the paradise routes.


5 bolts, stainless steel nut anchor/locking biner


Jeff Dunbar
Charlotte, NC
Jeff Dunbar   Charlotte, NC
As of 4-1-2018, all five bolts appeared to be in good shape, and there was a leaver biner on the last bolt hanger. However, no stainless 3 nut anchor could be seen in the low-angle lichen-encrusted terrain above. Apr 4, 2018