Type: TR, 45 ft (14 m), Grade V
FA: 1800s quarrymen
Page Views: 1,281 total · 31/month
Shared By: Ryan Bottesini on Apr 26, 2018
Admins: Ladd Raine, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Access Issue: City Park and Private Property Details

Description

The easiest variation of the Iron Spike climbs. Right up the middle and head climbers right to avoid the roof section.

Nothing especially wild about this climb but when there is nothing to climb within 1.5hrs of this town...this route is king.

Go get some laps!

Location

The Main Quarry access is closest to the Community Bike Center (CBC) - communitybike.net/

Be courteous of this access point and get involved with their mission if you feel inspired. Park just after the CBC on Sheltra Ave and then walk through the CBC parking lot. Head past the gate towards the park. Head right, bearing 45deg, to the uphill path. At the top of the hill, the trail splits left and should lead to a prominent spray-painted boulder. Past the boulder is an obvious boulder field that crosses the Main Quarry. Scramble across this boulder field and top out. 

Go right and walk the cliffs to the end. Look for a large iron spike with a piton wedged at its base.

GPS data: (43.4834452,-70.4539372)

Protection

TR. Sling the spike with a double length and slot some nuts for a decent 2 point anchor. A quad is a nice self equalizing master point for this climb.

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