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Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Oct 25, 2003


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A group of spires northwest of the Weasel formation on the north side of Cane Wash. We named the area Dead Man's Spires as a route and a couple of attempted old routes were found on these spires. As these climbers are unknown we are assuming they have passed on!!!

Getting There 

Dead Mans Spires lie about 3/4 miles northwest of the Weasel formation. There are several spires in this area, one other than Resurrection Spire has a route on it put up possibly in the 80's? Also a couple of failed attempts have been found. From the San Rafael River bridge drive south for about 2.2 miles to a right turn with a cattle guard on Oil Flat Rd. Go 1.0 mile to a Y junction, take the right fork, go 1.6 miles to another Y junction, take the right fork(Mexican Sweeps Road) and follow this for 3.7 miles to Cane Wash. Turn left up Cane Wash for 3 miles to a small wash on the right below the towers. Drive up this to camp sites. Recommend 4x4.

Climbing Season

Weather station 20.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Resurrection Spire, San Rafael Swell. F.A. 16th Oc...

Resurrection Spire 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1  Utah : San Rafael Swell : ... : Dead Mans Spires
Resurrection Spire. 300' III 5.9. C1. This spire is on the left end (west) of the large spires above the campsite. The central spire also has a route on its north side. It looks a very good line, probably done in the 80s by as yet unknown climbers. There are several approaches, the easiest is by a stone chute below and right of the three smaller spire formations. Then walk below these smaller spires to the far end and north side of the big spires to Resurrection(one will pass the 80s route up t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By crackroach
Oct 29, 2003
Driving in Cane Wash is prohibited, as this is a Wilderness Study area. Better to hoof it in than follow the path of the illegal ATVers.
By Potter
Oct 29, 2003
The lower end of Cane wash is closed as a WSA, upper Cane is open with signs marking the trails.
By crackroach
Nov 1, 2003
My mistake...this is not the area of Cane Wash that is closed. The area that is closed is to the north.

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