This climbs a waterchute on Spire 2 from the gully between Spires 2 and 3. Three pitches with somewhat sparse gear, but the climbing is easy on big holds. This route turns into a waterfall during rain storms, so watch the weather. Rap the route to descend.
Submitted by: atg200 on 2001-10-22
Route ID: 5646
Awesome climb! I nearly poached this entire route from my partners, but received the 10' warning at the hand crack on the direct finish. Brought Ben & Daniel up & Daniel finished the last bit of the crack through the roof. Direct finish had excellent gear & good stances: 5.7 G. The rest of the route was ~5.5 at most. With more 4' slings & less gear placed lower on easier terrain... 2 60m ropes could probably have made it to the top.
One of the first spires I've climbed. Climbed it again this past week. Real easy, safe, and loads of fun. One move of maybe 5.8 on the little bulge above the second belay ledge, but other than that really only 5.3. New rap bolts at the top let you rap down the 5.10 route to the right of the gully route with two ropes. Anchors midway down at a big belay ledge for a shorter rope, or you can rap back the way you came.