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1. The Spires 21 routes in Cliff

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -100.477715, 25.947465

Description:

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, but there is no fee. There are a few campsites and rooms available just down the road (i.e. 10 minute walk) from the park entrance.

Approach:

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

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

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".

5.9Sport 75m David Gibbs 2 years ago

Followed first (5.7) pitch, lead 2nd (5.9) pitch. (Well, Dane says 5.8 for 2nd pitch, Ed 5.9. I...

Brendan Butterworth 13 years ago

Got lost on this sucker.

2 Achtung Rheinstein Arete

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

5.11aSport 29m, 9
3 Getting Wood

FA: Dane Bass, Curtis Mai

5.10dSport 70m Chayil Timmerman 9 years ago

Nice alpine feel to this line.

4 Handsome Mike's Modeling School 5.12aSport
5 ** Aguja Celo Rey 5.10aSport 67m
6 Off the Notch

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

5.10bSport 24m, 6
7 UberMachismo 5.11aSport 67m, 10
8 Jungle Honey 5.10dSport 26m, 11
9 The Fall of Eve 5.12dSport
10 Dirty Dreams 5.11bSport 24m

1.2. South Side 11 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Sport
Description:

The side facing farther into the Potrero.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Uphill Route

Climb the western ridge of the uphill spire.

5.7Trad 61m
2 Tool 5.12dSport 55m
3 *** Pangea 5.11dSport 24m, 6 mark.lutterman 14 years ago

Two 50m ropes tied together hung with slings from anchors.

4 Gondwanaland 5.12dSport 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.

5.10dSport 56m
6 Peek-a-Boo Jesus 5.12aSport 26m, 11
7 Aspire

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

5.11cSport 46m, 17
8 Young Crankenstein 5.11dSport 34m, 16
9 Easy Over

Shares anchor with first pitch of "Sunnyside Up"

5.10dSport 12
10 Sunnyside Up

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

5.10cSport 69m, 15
11 Downhill Route

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

5.9Trad 75m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
5.7 Uphill Route Trad 61m 1.2. South Side
5.9 Crack Test Dummies Sport 75m 1.1. North Side
Downhill Route Trad 75m 1.2. South Side
5.10a ** Aguja Celo Rey Sport 67m 1.1. North Side
5.10b Off the Notch Sport 24m, 6 1.1. North Side
5.10c Sunnyside Up Sport 69m, 15 1.2. South Side
5.10d Getting Wood Sport 70m 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 1.2. South Side
5.11a Achtung Rheinstein Arete Sport 29m, 9 1.1. North Side
UberMachismo Sport 67m, 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