Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Chris Hirsch & Tony Schwartz 3-15 (Ground-up)
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Shared By: Chris Hirsch on Mar 29, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Ascend the steep, colorful side of the spire up a pumpy crack straight into the desperate, exposed headwall. Begin by scrambling up dirty choss to the first bolt at about 30'. Cast off into the overhanging schist band then enter the crack and make a hard placement to avoid the ledge below. Traverse crack out left until bolt can be reached. Try your best to rest before tackling the thin, tricky crux. The upper headwall is harder than it looks. Going for the last bolt and the anchors have huge ride potential!! Done ground-up in one day, without prior top-roping. One big whip was taken while establishing, due to foot hold breaking.


Climbs on the tallest side of spire (NNW). Perfect Needles style rap.


5 bolts
Small gear up to BD #1

Sling right side of summit saddle. Use rope, or bring LONG cord/webbing