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FairweatherFear of Flying  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1999


Fun climb with Larry.
Also did Lean and Mean, and Over Easy, on the middle spire
Posted Oct 25, 2015 11:29 am

WayneFryClimb on  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010


Climbed with Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG). Practiced setting anchors, rappelling, and climbing on various routes. Good place with lots of options.
Posted Jun 7, 2011 12:18 am

Vinnyawesome place! various  Sucess!


good memories here a few times with Robin, Matt, Michael, Toby.
Special place.
Posted Mar 10, 2011 4:26 pm

WMLvery neat zone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2010


Made my first trip to the Spires today, love this place!

Climbed some very fun routes in the 5.9-5.10 range
Posted Oct 9, 2010 1:34 am

Paul86Good Climbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010


We did many various routes on the middle spire during our trip to this area. Good climbing with a trivial approach. The road was a little rocky but did not prove to be too much for a Corolla.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:29 am

LextalionMiddle Spire
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010


Ended up climbing the route called corn flakes 5.9. Got shut down due to the fact I was feeling like shit from the effects of elevation sickness.

The rock is great and is a sustained lieback and thin finger crack with the crux being an undercling with a commiting throw to knobs. Then pull the roof to finish at the chains.

Ended up belaying my partner who sent the route.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 6:09 pm

SKISticky rock!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2010


Awesome formations, great views from the top!
Posted Jun 29, 2010 10:20 pm

Darren9practice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010


Fun day climbing with members of the Sierra Mountaineering Group on unestablished routes just south of the Middle Spire.
Posted Jun 29, 2010 10:17 pm

Vinnyreally fun area  Sucess!


good times with Toby, Michael, Matt, Jesse and Robin. great bivy spot near road for lovers leap too.
Posted May 28, 2010 1:15 pm

justingMiddle Spire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009


With new partner Myles, climbed Tyro's Testpiece, Regular Route, Over Easy, and Harding's Other Chimney. Had the place totally to ourselves, perhaps due to a bit of snow on the approach and ample wind.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 1:39 am

Tom FralichMultiple Routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

Tom Fralich

Mary and I headed to this very nice area on the second day of our trip. We started the day on Upper Spire, climbing Gingerbread (5.7, 2 pitches) and then Up for Grabs (5.8, 2 pitches) to the summit via the exposed North Ridge in fierce wind. We then moved on to Middle Spire and climbed the super-fun Over Easy (5.7) and finished the day on the awesome hand crack of Regular Route (5.8). The crux of the day was navigating the access road in our Toyota Camry.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 5:33 pm

rhyangMiddle Spire (various)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008


Climbed with K. Chaltikian - beautiful fall day, warm in the sun, cool in the shade.

I led Over Easy and Cockabooty (5.7) and both times KC led up The Prow (5.10b), which was fantastic, though short.

Also followed KC on Lean and Mean (5.9) and Penny Candy (5.10a).

Route climbed: Middle Spire (various)
Date: 24-Nov-2005

Followed John on routes :

- Tyro's Test Piece (5.5), then the 5.8 chimney
- Regular Route (5.8), crack only
- Over Easy (5.7) : wild-looking but easy roof, gym-like jugs
- Cockabooty (5.7) : some fun liebacking

Weather started out warm and sunny, but windy and cooler as a cold front approached, with high clouds. Tioga Pass closed the next day apparently. Fun climbing !

Date Climbed: 16-Oct-2005
Route Climbed: Upper Spire

Climbed with K. Chaltikian, following on routes below :

- Up For Grabs (5.8), awkward start
- Jugs Revisited (5.9), fun
- Fear of Flying (5.9), hard but good

KC then TR'd Crispy Critters (5.10a) from the top of Fear of Flying. I was recovering from a cold, so my climbing could have been better. Very windy day but warm in the sun and clear.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 1:27 am

tombcroninUpper Spire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2007


Climbing the Upper Spire is really fun.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 5:15 pm

ParisaGingerbread, Shark's Tooth  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


Spent a lazy day at Phantom Spires on Gingerbread and two short bolted pitches on Shark's Tooth. Great area to walk around, picnic, and climb.
Posted Feb 2, 2007 4:03 am

pvalchevvarious  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


Did a bunch of routes here on my last weekend in California.. a nice little secluded area.
Posted Sep 28, 2006 5:06 am

jtreeEnjoyable climbing spot  Sucess!


Did many climbs over the years here, including Harding's other chimney. Lots more to do yet.
Posted Aug 14, 2006 5:27 am

BCLRoute Climbed: Various routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006


Followed Gingerbread on Upper Spire. Did some top roping in the area as well.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 2:36 am

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Various routes Date Climbed: Mid 1980's to 2004  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

An enjoyable place to camp and climb. My favorites over the years: Fear of Flying, Gingerbread, North Ridge on the Upper Spire. Over Easy was fun on Middle Spire - top-roped Candy Land (serious barndoor sensation on that route) as well. Phantom Wall has some great routes too: Oktober Fest is thin. Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde is a fun and interesting lead. Haven't climbed since 2004 and looking forward to getting back to it.
Posted Nov 28, 2005 4:30 pm

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