Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in Wolcott Spire
|Corkscrew Ascent T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|North Face T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|FA:||Brandon Chalk & Mike Santoro|
|Page Views:||95 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Brandon Chalk on Oct 6, 2014|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Trestle and CMC areas are off limits. Details
The entire Trestle and CMC areas are now off-limits. The house finally sold and the new owners are more than happy to call the cops on climbers and fishermen (even for trespassing on land that is not theirs!).
DescriptionThis is a fun, albeit harder, adventurous alternative to the summit of the Wolcott Spire.
A good nut can protect the lower 15' bouldery face climb start (5.9+/5.10a) to the ledge/undercling 20' off the ground. Get good pro (cams) in the cracks under the roof/undercling, and traverse right to the obvious weakness in the north face. Two cam placements and a few 5.9 overhang moves will put you onto the last 15' of the original Corkscrew Route to the summit. Be careful what you pull on and check every hold. There are some loose blocks/holds in the 5.9 crack on the upper face.
The descent is via a rappel down the north face.