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Routes in The Spire

Aerial Dogfight S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cadence's Climb S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dog's Bone, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dog's Ear, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dog's Nose, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Foxtrot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
King Swing S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Return of the Fern, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tango S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tree Squeeze TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Walk the Plank S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Where the Green Fern Grows S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Why Go Left S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Why Go Right S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Adam Brown and Cadence Brown
Page Views: 99 total · 7/month
Shared By: Adam Brown on Aug 31, 2017
Admins: Lurker, Rick Shull, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Work up onto a broad ledge and then staying right along the arĂȘte, pull up through the large bulges. These holds are awesome.

Reach up onto the large scoop and find one of the best hidden holds in all of Split Rock. From the scoop, pull up onto the steep upper face using small but rough holds that seem to always be where you need them.

Once on the upper face, be sure to look over the edge on the right; nice right?

Work upwards and once you reach the crack follow it to the left. Take the crack and its associated ledge system to the top and a two-bolt anchor.


On the north face of The Spire. Route starts on large ledge on west side of the north face.


7 bolts and 2 bolt anchor with rap rings


It would be kind of funny if the route names were swapped on these two, it would be a fun confusion. Why Go Left, if you're going right? haha! I'm curious which is your favorite, I like the moves on the finish to the left one, but I like the exposure on the right one. Both have been great leads for many newcomers already. Oct 12, 2017
Adam Brown
Adam Brown  
I love Why Go Left the most. I rope solo it all the time. The holds are wonderful and feel just right for this climb. The exposure on Why Go Right makes it feel like such a different climb. I like to stop and look out over the valley from that upper part. Oct 12, 2017

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