Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 175 ft (53 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Lisa and Dave Montgomery, 11/18|
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|Shared By:||Monty on Nov 29, 2018|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The Cathedral Spires area, including Block Tower, Cynical Pinnacle, Snake Buttress, the Dome, Hall of Mirrors, Sunshine Wall, and Poe Buttress, are closed annually starting March 1 for raptor nesting. After careful monitoring of nest sites, Jefferson County Open Space opens certain areas of Cathedral Spires and maintain spot closures for active nests through July 31st. Check back periodically during times of closure for updates: jeffco.us/open-space/parks/…
Note, JeffCo Open Space has notified us that access to The Bishop and Poop Point (along with all the Cathedral Spires Area) currently goes across JeffCo OS land. Despite information in some guidebooks (published or soon-to-be-published), the entire Cathedral Spires area is subject raptor nesting closures. Please be aware of the hefty fines associated with failure to observe these regulations.
The route is now complete sporting two very high quality pitches. It is possible to link both pitches, but you'll need calves the size of Popeye's forearms and a lot of draws.
Pitch 1 (12+ , 36m, 16 bolts + (1x) #3 Camalot): scamper up to the first bolt, and dispatch a cruxy start getting to the pod. Dump a #3 Camalot in the pod (consider unclipping this after clipping the next bolt), then embark up the wild face for what feels like an eternity. This is a long pitch that is incredibly thought provoking and will hold your attention until you reach the comfortable belay ledge. Lowering from this pitch will use ALL of a 70m rope. KNOT YOUR ENDS!
Pitch 2 (11 , 20m, 4 bolts + nuts, small cams): follow a thin crack left of the belay to two bolts on a prow. Climb past these bolts avoiding a flake out left that we were unable to clean then gain a short, thin finger crack Climb the crack until it dies then climb past two more bolts to the anchor. Lower back down to the comfort of the previous belay.