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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson
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Submitted By: Alan Nelson on Jan 27, 2001

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Spike, post spike.


To the right of the Adrenalyzer pinnacle, climb straight up the narrow face on a ladder of square-cut edges. The route is named for the [former] "Spike" of rock cantilevered out of the wall into space at 2/3rds height. Pass this on the left, exercising care not the disturb this unique and apparently precarious geologic feature.

Addendum: you can go right of the spike, step over, and the line goes around 8+.

Addendum: the spike is gone from the route. It lies near the base of the route.


Six bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A close up shot of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: A close up shot of the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom leading Spike.
BETA PHOTO: Tom leading Spike.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 28, 2002

This is a fun little route. Make sure you go left of the spike. Very safely bolted with, at times, a top rope for many of the moves. It is probably a letter grade or two easier than rated.
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Jan 8, 2003
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree, much fun. A distinct crux at midhight, though the spike above looks more like a mini-diving board. One can easily TR Sick Minds Think Alike (8+) to the left from the same anchors.
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Jan 8, 2003
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

N.B. "Sick MInds Think Alike" is called "Cliff Notes" on this website.
By Kevin Wood
May 24, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun route...climb it, the spike is cool!
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Oct 8, 2008

Perhaps this route should be renamed, the spike is gone. WHY, WHY, WHY didn't someone toss off the spike before now. That thing was extremely precarious, being only held in place by the rotten flake above it. It took all of 30 seconds to drop it with a slight lift at the point. I thought I saw the words, "grab me" written on the bottom of it and it was in a position that would have been tempting for many Table climbers.

Half of the spike now sits on the belay seat (where it hit first) with the chalk "X" still on it and the other half of it is about 1/2 way to the road. Things like this need to go at Table when there are so many people who climb there and blindly trust everything. The next objective should be the block that the anchors for Thelma and Louise reside in....
By Tom Hanson
Oct 8, 2008

Rename it SpikeLees.
An adaptation of Spike Lee and spikeless.
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Sep 11, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Ahh, I was wondering where the so-called 'spike' was. Fun route.

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