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Fifty Foot Spire T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 50 ft, Grade II
FA: John Burcham, Chris Tatum
Page Views: 282 total, 16/month
Shared By: Derek Field on Jul 7, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

This route climbs the northwest face of Fifty Foot Spire in one short but stout pitch.

The first half is a bit of choss-tossing up to a crooked tight-hands crack with some portable holds. Jam up to the ledge below the intimidating roof. Reach up to clip the first bolt and power through the pumpy overhang, which is adorned with finger-slots reminiscent of a hangboard. I believe there are 4 bolts protecting this section, all in very good condition.

Dig the Boynton Canyon perch before rappelling an unknown height back down to the saddle.

Location

Stumpy little spire that blends into the lower cliffs of Basketball Dome. Roughly 30-40 minute approach from Boynton Canyon trailhead involving a short bit of unpleasant bushwhacking up to the saddle.

Protection

Gear to BD #2, plus 4 quickdraws for the roof section.

Two-bolt anchor located to the left of the top-out.
J. Snyder
Flagstaff, Arizona
J. Snyder   Flagstaff, Arizona
FA Burcham/Tatum. Maybe more like 51 feet. Jul 7, 2016