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Outguard Spire

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Outguard Spire Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 10,826'
Location: 38.125, -119.41 View Map  Incorrect?
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The East Face of Outguard Spire


The East Face of Outguard Spire gets sun throughout the morning and goes into the shade around lunch time. The area can be windy. Duh! The route doesn't protect you much from the wind. Bring a sweater at least if you are climbing in the afternoon. If it is sunny and very little wind, then lighter clothes will be fine.

No crowds.

The rock quality was solid until the top pitch.

Getting There 

Hike out of Mono Village in Bridgeport up to Little Slide Canyon. Outguard Spire is first spire you will come to on the right side of the canyon.

Climbing Season

For the 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge area.

Weather station 13.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Outguard Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Outguard Spire:
East Face Direct   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Peter Pribik leading P1 of Outguard Spire's Direct...

East Face Direct 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : High Sierra : ... : Outguard Spire
This route is in Peter Croft's book, but I could not find anyone that had actually climbed it. There are rumors that it is dirty and loose. Peter rated it Good, but we found it better than good. This route is a lot of fun. There are multiple cruxes, with great climbing on every pitch. You will find a little bit of grit, and a little bit of loose stuff as you get higher up, but it is a very solid climb. The traversing nature of the climb does make it spooky in spots.P1 starts off the right ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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