Julia's Spire Rock Climbing
Limestone and broken rock form this detached spire/fin off of the main cliff. Further north are similar protrusions off of the main cliff; these are Petra's Spire and Sabine's Spire.
Across US 550 from the Golf "Wall" (I've always called it Golf Outcrop) one will see Julia's Spire at the base of the large cliff above. This is easily accessed by driving south a quarter of a mile, if that, to an unmarked road on the right. Drive this to its end and park in the lot. Follow the obvious trailhead up past two sweet boulders (nice problems) till it levels out. Right around where the trail starts to drop elevation, look for a small cairn. A sharp right on an initially indistinct trail, will lead directly toward the cliff looming above. Follow a gully to the base of the spire. 40 minutes.
Climbing Season For the Durango area.
Weather station 2.4 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Julia's Spire
Julia Dream 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Julia's Spire
Scramble up the gully between the spire and the lower cliff. Traverse left along narrow ledge w/ exposure to belay bolt (this was my 1st piece).KBs and hooks go up broken, hollow-sounding rock; meander R under roof to quality limestone with wide crack on black face. Continue up further to edges and anchor. This could use a bolt or two in broken section for a free climb, but you'd have to bust out a layer of the hollow stuff to get a good hole....[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
Waiting for a 2nd ascent....