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Homeward Spire Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Bloody Spire and Homeward Spire from West


Homeward Spire lies southwest of Bloody Spire, separated by a narrow chimney. There are no fixed anchors on top of Homeward Spire. Descent can be achieved by a 95ft needles style rappel. Try to avoid dropping your rope in the path of traffic and please don't climb here during the busier parts of the day.

Getting There 

Park in the Needle's Eye parking lot. Get out of your car. You're there! Homeward Spire stands just left of the tunnel entrance as viewed from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

For the Needles Eye area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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top rope on homeward spire 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Homeward Spire
This Route has been traditionally top roped for a number of years, and should remain a toprop. The route goes directly up the impressive prow of homeward spire facing the road. It is said that Ren Fenton would Boulder up the prow for about 20 to 30 feet and then come down. I decided to go for it today past the 30 ft point and push it from the ground to the top. There is no gear and no bolts. The entire time I had the song "The Cave" by Mumford and sons, blasting from my car. "Its empty in the va...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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