Twin Owls

  • Grades: US
  • Approach time: 5 minutes
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 3


A pair of shortish south-facing spires beside each other.

On the left owl, a 4th class (easy 5th) scramble up the left allows for a top-rope on the 5.8 climbs. An easy (though preferably roped) traverse from the left anchor allows top-roping the climb up the other side of the left owl.

On the right owl, a 4th class (easy 5th) up from the right also allows setting of a top-rope.


From the approach trail, take the first branch which goes left and downhill. This will go down past the left of the "Twin Owls" and curve underneath them. A faint trail will lead up to the spires from below.

Descent notes

Rappel or lower-off with one rope.

Ethic inherited from Phantom Spires

Trad rules. Bolts are only tolerated on new lines where no traditional pro can be had. If in doubt, don't drill.


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The first few climbs are on the left owl -- the one split by a squeeze chimney up the center of it.

Climb through the thin start to knobs, then thin slab above. The detached block overhanging the left side of the face can be grabbed to ease through the initial crux.

A liine of 4 bolts to anchors. Avoid the large knobs to the left, but use the arete to the right.

Climb the squeeze chimney in the middle of the left owl.

On the face right of the chimney, there is an obvious zig-zag crack, with a couple bolts visible higher up the face. Lead up the crack, then face above.

The following climb(s) are on the right owl.

May want a spare sling or two to tie-off knobs between the last bolt and the anchors.

FFA: unknown


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