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Routes in Ten Minute Spire

Original Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Times Up T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Burcham/Newman
Page Views: 100 total, 7/month
Shared By: Bill Lundeen on Sep 20, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

P1: Climb past 5 bolts up and slightly right on the NW side of Ten Minute Spire. 5.9 70'
P2: Step out up & right off belay into thin finger crack that quickly widens to off-fingers (crux). Jam/lieback crux to thin hands to good hands to final moves at exciting roof. 5.10+ 70'
DESCENT: One 80' rap down original route on north side of spire

Location

See approach for Original Route. Move around to NW side and look for bolt line

Protection

draws, nuts, singles of cams 1/2" to 3", doubles of .5, .75, and #1 Camalot.

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Bill Lundeen
Lee Vining, CA
 
Bill Lundeen   Lee Vining, CA
 
Very fun route! First pitch is classic Sedona 5.9 face climbing; second is very clean fingers to hands crack climbing with an airy roof finish. Easy approach, easy to find, good climbing. Started the route at 3 pm and was out by 5:30. Great for a short warm afternoon. Shady till 4pm. Sep 22, 2016