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Khayyam Spire

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L to R R to L Alpha
Bourbon and Butterflies T 
Champagne and Cocaine  T 
Conn Route T,S 
God's Own Drunk T 
Meltdown T,TR 
Option C T 
Power of Sole T,TR 
Rubiat Spire T,S 
Silk and Sangria T 
Tequila Sunrise T 
Yellow Wall T 
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Khayyam Spire Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.8481, -103.5344 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Housiaux, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Kevin Fons on Mar 9, 2003
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Description 

Khayyam spire is the prominent Spire with the bright yellow face. It stands out in front of the Spire 2/3 gully. The awsome South Yellow Face has a long bolted route (The Yellow Face), the rest of the spire has some great long crack routes including God's own Drunk, The Wildman Traverse and others.

Getting There 

The spire is the first major spire reached on the Cathedral Spires Trail. Follow the trail until you can move right and up to the base of the spire.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.1 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Khayyam Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Khayyam Spire:
God's Own Drunk   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 320'   
Yellow Wall   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 320'   
Bourbon and Butterflies   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Silk and Sangria   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
Champagne and Cocaine    5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R     Trad, 150'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: #7 Champagne and Cocaine (shares start with #6) Hi...

Champagne and Cocaine 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Khayyam Spire
Another full value line of intense tugging on one of the best walls in the park! (or the Hills)Start up the same right leaning ramp as 'Bourbon and Butterflies' (this is the R section) The ramp will turn into a flake, take this all the way to the top where it meets another large flake. Champagne heads up the right most seam just left of this large flake. The climbing is hard and very engaging, but it also has a couple nice rests. The climbing is in your f...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

Photos of Khayyam Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A better overview of the wall. 1) G.O.D. 2) Meltdo...
BETA PHOTO: A better overview of the wall. 1) G.O.D. 2) Meltdo...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Khayyam in the center
Khayyam in the center
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of a 5.8 Kamp's Route on the south side ...
The start of a 5.8 Kamp's Route on the south side ...
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top of Khayyam looking east.
From the top of Khayyam looking east.
Rock Climbing Photo: from spire three
from spire three
Rock Climbing Photo: The Upper West Face of Khayyam Tower of the Needle...
The Upper West Face of Khayyam Tower of the Needle...
Rock Climbing Photo: Khayyam Spire as seen from near the top of the Spi...
BETA PHOTO: Khayyam Spire as seen from near the top of the Spi...

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By Greg Parker
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From: Cardiff, CA
Mar 12, 2003
Nate Renner and I did the Yellow Wall about five years ago and to this day it remains one of my most memorable ascents. The second pitch (12a) is amazing! Some of the sketchy bolts I have been replaced. Definately, definately worth doing.

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