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Spire 2 - 5.3

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Stoppers, 1 set of cams
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.80/5
  Rock Quality 4.60/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

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
Views: 887
Route ID: 5646

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12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cwo2 on 2012-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars '

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.

Added: 2012-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: ascentia on 2007-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Spire 2

Climbed with a guide from Sylvan Rocks (nice folks).

Added: 2010-08-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dakotakid on 2009-09-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A Classic

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.

Added: 2009-09-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mffl10 on 2009-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 1st multi

this was way fun! however the books in South Dakota call this climb a 5.8

Added: 2009-07-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: peggy_r on 2007-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars good times in the needles

climbed with ben. this was my 2nd ascent; first was in may 05 with larry shaffer.

Added: 2007-08-01

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