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Spike Rock Rock Climbing 

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Spike Rock is located up the hill from the Lobby, just down and west of the tree slab. Can be idenitified by a steep little overhung face with chalked up flakes that is partially sheltered by a tree with a slab at its base, as well as a striking (when viewed from the west) south arete.

Getting There 

Pull yourself away from the crowds in the Hole and walk up the hill following the trail until you reach the tree slab. Look down and west a little from the slab and you'll see a sizeable boulder. This is Spike Rock.

Climbing Season

For the Morrison Boulders area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Spike Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Spike Rock:
Cocaine Corner   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Aretable Bowel Syndrome ABS   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Spike Mantel, V2.

Spike Mantel V2 5+  Colorado : Morrison/Evergreen : ... : Spike Rock
This problem is a sit start on the overhanging west face of Spike Rock next to the tree. A solid pull from the start leads to good holds and a fun mantel. It is short but enjoyable. The crux is actually first move. The mantel can be done by throwing a leg up right or left, but left is probably easier.This problem would get more stars if it were any longer, but it's like 4 moves. Hopefully the flakes under the lip will hold out, as they are a little flexy. Once again on the name...I couldn't reme...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Spike Rock - Cocaine Corner, V2.
Spike Rock - Cocaine Corner, V2.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 16, 2003
Great for warming up!
By Anonymous Coward
Sep 23, 2005
A good problem that rarely gets done, and is about V3/4 is to start under with boths hands on the small jug. Shoot out straight right to the arete w/ right hand, pop up about 3' w/ right hand to a sloping feature, heel hook w. left foot about 1' left of left hand, and go up to the mantle shelf w/ left hand..Muy Macho! i jole!
By Greg Twombly
From: Conifer, CO
Aug 20, 2009
This description doesn't do justice to the boulder. All the problems are short, shady and fun. The problems leading to the mantle and Magic Trick are safe and have room for a pad. The lower problems (Finger Dimple, ABS and Cocaine Corner) have bad landings but are really fun. I trimmed the pig sticker broken branches on the tree at the start yesterday.

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