Necklace Traverse "direct"
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
Routes in Upper Spire
|Arete Route T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Beast of No Nation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Burnt Offerings T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Cabin Fever S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Char Broiled T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Crispy Critters TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Desperado (Roof Variation) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Dot to Dot T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Fear of Flying T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Gingerbread T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Harrison Direct Variation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Holy Smoke T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Jugs Revisited T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Lesbian Love S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Necklace Traverse "direct" T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|North Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Robert's Aid Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Smokehouse Brown T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Steppin' Stone T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|T-Bone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Thanksgiving T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Up for Grabs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft|
|FA:||FA: George Connor, Dan Chan, '77. FFA: George Connor, Robert Oravetz, '79|
|Page Views:||177 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||DylanJK on Oct 2, 2016|
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Dirt road winter closures Details
Eldorado National Forest closes dirt roads during wet conditions between November and May. The main office number 530-622-5061 might help you get current conditions, which aren't always updated on the website. fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado… When the road is closed, simply park on a pullout of Wrights Lake Road and walk the extra mile.
DescriptionThis description is for the "direct" variation. I have not climbed the standard 2 pitch version but it looks good as well.
Start on Fear of Flying. Where Fear of Flying busts left, head straight up through the bulge via a steep lieback (crux). Continue through the right trending ramp then finish at the top of P2 Steppin' Stone.
Be ready for horrible rope drag if you're climbing in 1 pitch.
Rap down Steppin' Stone (2 single rope raps) or climb to the Summit (5.6R) and rap down the west side.
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