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Aeolian Hollow T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sinagua Spire T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sundeck Spire T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 90 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Burcham/Tatum
Page Views: 224 total, 17/month
Shared By: Derek Field on Oct 19, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Fun little spire with moderate climbing, culminating in an unforgettable crux roof. A fun partner to Sinagua Spire.

P1: Grovel up a strange low-angle gully (4th class) to a juniper belay at the notch.

P2: From the notch, climb the featured east face (5.6). Some of the pro is questionable, but there's a bolt here and there to help out. Finally, the main attraction: pull the roof on glorious patina jugs! Who knew 5.8 could be so acrobatic? Awesome finish to a classic (and appropriately named) summit.

Rappel: 90 feet straight down to packs.

Location

Follow the main Boynton Canyon trail to the open meadow at the far northern end of the Enchantment Resort, then locate Sundeck and Sinagua spires on the right-hand side of the canyon. A nice wash branches off the trail and leads to the north side of the spires.

Sundeck is the lower spire; Sinagua is the higher of the two. (see photo)

Protection

Light rack to BD #2, plus #3 and/or #4 if uncomfortable on the P1 gully.
Two-bolt rap anchor on northeast side of summit.

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