Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Routes in West Face - Left Side

Blank, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dave's Deviation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dave's Deviation Direct Start T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Devil's Delight T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Frightful Variation T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Gallwas' Gallop T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jam Crack, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jonah T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Legends of the Fall T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Manwich T,TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Passover, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Piton Pooper T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Poker Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rack, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scarface T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Spiders From Mars/Lower Royals Arch/Ziggy Stardust T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Trough, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Upper Royal's Arch T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whale Walk T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Unsorted Routes:
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Old School
Page Views: 395 total · 30/month
Shared By: Tradiban on Aug 20, 2017
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route

2 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


Spiders From Mars is a great hidden gem, some wild balancey moves mixed in with some jug hauling roof action and finishes with a nice finger to hands crack.

Start from Pine Tree Ledge and traverse over and on top of the downward facing flake, its a little gritty but the moves are cool. Get to the rusty pins and a great stance then head up over the next overlap on fabulous jugs to a few finger crack moves. Some laybacking gets you up and then at the very end step right to ride the blunt arete.

Good gear, good moves, excellent position.

Ziggy Stardust and Lower Royals go under the downward facing flake, which I don't recommend because of loose flaky rock and so-so gear. Ziggy pulls the roof under the pins while Royals traverses left and around the corner past two pins with some red cord on them.


Big roof left of The Trough, even with Pine Tree ledge.


All kinds.


If anyone has beta on the condition of the rocks on these route, please post. I' m going to go back on rap to check them out soon. Also, looks possible to bypass the nasty traverse by going a little up Piton Pooper and traversing left over the roof towards the two obvious pins over the roof.

I should also note that the lone bolt on The Passover is a homemade aluminum hanger with a 1/4 bolt, shit! The two bolts on Chin Strap are also rusty junk. Avoid! Aug 20, 2017
I remember thinking this route was really good. The wild roof system and then a sweet thin crack. I didn't think it was dangerous but exciting/exposed, a good Tahquitz adventure. On the finger crack I remember placing gear anywhere I could, because there were sections where it would pinch down or I couldn't find any good placements. It felt solid but we both got it and both thought it was a hidden gem.
Maybe something changed since then and it became dangerous? I think I have a picture I can post. Aug 21, 2017
It's just the roof system I thought was pretty bad. Maybe start by going over the downward facing flake? Aug 21, 2017
Again, like Scarface, I thought that I had added least one of these to the site (Ziggy or Spiders). Basically agree with everything that AJ said. Aug 24, 2017
I'm baffled, under the roof was a junkshow, with only one solid piece, there were a bunch of other placements but the rock was thin and hollow. I will probably get back on it this weekend and take a pic. Aug 24, 2017
I climbed Spiders today, it definitely starts over the downward facing flake, a little gritty but a hell of a good pitch. I will update the description. Aug 26, 2017
master gumby  
A fantastic wild, sporty climbing with excellent position that deserves to get climbed more. The upper part of the crack where it widens is dirty but at that point you step out to a bulge and finish up the climb. Aug 27, 2018

More About Spiders From Mars/Lower Royals Arch/Ziggy Stardust