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Anvil Spire North Face 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Burcham/Brennan
Season: Fall,Winter, Spring
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Submitted By: marcin ksok on Apr 24, 2013

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Anvil spire from the approach. Its the mushroom to...


A short, dirty(not loose), but interesting route with a straightforward and easy approach.
P1. Climb a corner/wide crack on the right side of the north face over sandy terrain to a ledge, traverse left to fixed anchor.
P.2 Continue left on the ledge under steeper terrain to a bulge(crux), climb the bulge and ledges to top. Sedona guidebook prompts to "hump the ridge to the top" yet I found no ridge there.


Follow directions to Flying Buttress and Arch Enemy. Anvil spire is the obvious feature, detached from the main formation left of Arch Enemy. Climb is located on the north side of the spire and well shaded. Single rope rap from anchors on top.


Few med-large cams.

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By Paul Zander
From: Neuchatel, CH
Jan 24, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Nice little bonus scramble. I did some humping on this route for sure, but it was more like block humping than ridge humping. Some really awkward climbing on this. Theres no reason to do this in two pitches, one works fine.

Also did a super fun short .10+(??) route with 7 bolts on the spire directly facing this route. Anybody know what it is?

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