Avg: 2 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Dave and Lisa Montgomery, January 2020|
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|Shared By:||Monty on Feb 22, 2020|
|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.
Knives Out is a fun route but has some friable/sharp rock that knocks down the fun-factor a bit. With that being said, the movement is really good, especially on the upper headwall. This route tackles the near vertical face to the right of Everything Just Feels Like Rain. The crux in the middle might be a shorty buster. Sustained crimping will get you through the upper headwall and to the anchor.