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|Type:||Trad, 65 ft (20 m)|
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|Shared By:||Ryan Horjus on Oct 28, 2013|
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The Cathedral Spires area, including Block Tower, Cynical Pinnacle, Snake Buttress, the Dome, Hall of Mirrors, Sunshine Wall, and Poe Buttress, are closed annually starting March 1 for raptor nesting. After careful monitoring of nest sites, Jefferson County Open Space opens certain areas of Cathedral Spires and maintain spot closures for active nests through July 31st. Check back periodically during times of closure for updates: jeffco.us/open-space/parks/…
Note, JeffCo Open Space has notified us that access to The Bishop and Poop Point (along with all the Cathedral Spires Area) currently goes across JeffCo OS land. Despite information in some guidebooks (published or soon-to-be-published), the entire Cathedral Spires area is subject raptor nesting closures. Please be aware of the hefty fines associated with failure to observe these regulations.
Start on top of a bulgy rock, that you have to walk around to get to the start of an overhanging hand/fist size crack. Fire up the low crux to get to sustained hand/knuckle size crack to another crux just at the top. Top out and belay your buddy up with a tree about 20 feet back from the route or walk off.
Taping up is recommended as the rock is particularly sharp in this crack.