Fear of Flying (Upper Spire)

Page Type
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Technical Rock Climb
Time Required:
Less than two hours
5.9 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:

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Fear of Flying (Upper Spire)
Created On: Nov 27, 2005
Last Edited On: Sep 28, 2010


Follow approach trail from parking area - 15-20 minutes - to the east side of Upper Spire.

Route Description

Start on 5.9 lieback crack to 5.9 finger crack, up into a left-facing dihedral. In this part I had to smear, stem, lieback and / or chimney (well, lean into the right face) - pretty strenuous and since I only followed it with a couple of takes it probably wasn't the best I've ever done :)

After 150' climbing eases to 5.8. 40' of that leads to a spacious ledge with chains / bolts. Rap off west side to descend.

Essential Gear

SuperTopo recommends cams in the 0.6-2" range (2 each)

External Links

Route page on Mountainproject.com

Route page on Rockclimbing.com