The classic route on the tallest spire in the Liberty Group. 8 pitches of beautiful granite. The crux is the first pitch of 5.8 handcrack, but most will find the twin 5.7+ offwidth "bearhug" pitch to be far more difficult.
Submitted by: crackjammer on 2003-11-06
Route ID: 43287
6 hrs base to summit due to two parties ahead of us. estimate we could have completed in 4 (maybe less the next time now that we know the route). very fun climb. the crux maybe the first pitch, but the 5.6R slab pitch is very spicy. Found it easier to climb left crack of bear hug pitch instead of using both. However, it was necessary to start by high stepping and foot jamming the right crack. Partner: Eileen K.