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Table of contents

1. The Spires 21 routes in Crag

Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -100.477715, 25.947465


The obvious pair of spires on the right side, past the cattle gate.

Access Issues: inherited from El Potrero Chico

Most of the climbing here is in a State Park and there is no fee to enter. Please help maintain a clean environment in order to help maintain these privileges.


Walk past the cattle gate to hobo camp, then follow the blue trail up to the right towards the Outrage wall, and turn left at the red trail.

1.1. North Side 10 routes in Sector

All Sport

Long/Lat: -100.477729, 25.947467


This is the side that you first see as you walk in to the Potrero.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Crack Test Dummies

Starts downhill and to the left on the taller spire. Look for the chimney system that goes up -- the climb starts in/up this chimney.

There is a short 3rd pitch to the top of the pillar on old iron rings. It is short and easy -- and the old iron is still solid (as of 2012).

Descend by rappelling down "Getting Wood".

5.9 Sport 75m 2
2 Achtung Rheinstein Arete

Alternate (and much harder) 2nd pitch for "Crack Test Dummies".

5.11a Sport 29m, 9
3 Getting Wood

FA: Dane Bass, Curtis Mai

5.10d Sport 70m 2
4 Handsome Mike's Modeling School 5.12a Sport
5 ** Aguja Celo Rey 5.10a Sport 61m 2
6 Off the Notch

Alternate second pitch for "Aguja Celo Rey" -- goes up the other spire.

5.10b Sport 24m, 6
7 UberMachismo 5.11a Sport 67m 2, 10
8 Jungle Honey 5.10d Sport 26m, 11
9 The Fall of Eve 5.12d Sport
10 Dirty Dreams 5.11b Sport 24m

1.2. South Side 11 routes in Sector

Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -100.477743, 25.947370


The side facing farther into the Potrero.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Uphill Route

Climb the western ridge of the uphill spire.

5.7 Trad 61m 2
2 Tool 5.12d Sport 55m
3 *** Pangea 5.11d Sport 24m, 6
4 Gondwanaland 5.12d Sport 50m, 14
5 Through the Looking Glass

Starts on the south face of the uphill spire, then through the "looking glass" (tunnel between the spires), and up the north face of the downhill spire.

5.10d Sport 56m 2
6 Peek-a-Boo Jesus 5.12a Sport 26m, 11
7 Aspire

Bolt line up the face of the down-hill spire.

5.11c Sport 46m, 17
8 Young Crankenstein 5.11d Sport 34m, 16
9 Easy Over

Shares anchor with first pitch of "Sunnyside Up"

5.10d Sport 12
10 Sunnyside Up

Sub-anchor for rappel on (long) 2nd pitch.

5.10c Sport 69m 2, 15
11 Downhill Route

Climb the downhill ridge (the ridge facing the road) of the downhill (eastern) spire.

5.9 Trad 75m 2

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5.7 Uphill Route Trad 61m 2 1.2. South Side
5.9 Crack Test Dummies Sport 75m 2 1.1. North Side
Downhill Route Trad 75m 2 1.2. South Side
5.10a ** Aguja Celo Rey Sport 61m 2 1.1. North Side
5.10b Off the Notch Sport 24m, 6 1.1. North Side
5.10c Sunnyside Up Sport 69m 2, 15 1.2. South Side
5.10d Getting Wood Sport 70m 2 1.1. North Side
Jungle Honey Sport 26m, 11 1.1. North Side
Easy Over Sport 12 1.2. South Side
Through the Looking Glass Sport 56m 2 1.2. South Side
5.11a Achtung Rheinstein Arete Sport 29m, 9 1.1. North Side
UberMachismo Sport 67m 2, 10 1.1. North Side
5.11b Dirty Dreams Sport 24m 1.1. North Side
5.11c Aspire Sport 46m, 17 1.2. South Side
5.11d *** Pangea Sport 24m, 6 1.2. South Side
Young Crankenstein Sport 34m, 16 1.2. South Side
5.12a Handsome Mike's Modeling School Sport 1.1. North Side
Peek-a-Boo Jesus Sport 26m, 11 1.2. South Side
5.12d The Fall of Eve Sport 1.1. North Side
Gondwanaland Sport 50m, 14 1.2. South Side
Tool Sport 55m 1.2. South Side