The IT Bike
5.12+ YDS 7c French 28 Ewbanks IX UIAA 27 ZA E6 6b British V5-6 YDS 6C+ Font
Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Boulder, 16 ft (5 m)|
|Page Views:||578 total · 36/month|
|Shared By:||T Dz on Feb 8, 2022|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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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.
This is yet another nice splitter boulder in the Spires. Sit start laybacking on tips, then make some hard moves with sorta ok foot holds to gain better jams. This one aint no gimme. The topout slab has less-than-ideal rock, but it is low angle with good hand jams. This is a high quality boulder for when you are getting shut down on Purity Ring, or a solid project on its own.
Go just past Purity Ring, and cut left once you are able to cross the gully, where you will hop over a downed tree. You will catch a faint climber's trail that traverses directly across the hill to the base of the boulder. The boulder faces downhill.