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A classic line up the "Upper Spire".

  1. 5.7, 140ft. Climb through a scary series of hollow booming flakes to single solid flake about half way up, then up this until it ends with a small ledge at a horizontal break.

  2. 5.6, 50ft. Step left from the belay to a wide crack. Climb mostly the face left of the crack and left edge of the crack, reaching right into the crack to place gear.

Climb takes large cams, generally 2-each BD Camalots #2, #3, and #4 (or equivalents) as well as a normal rack.

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.

Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: George Connor & Robert Oravetz, 1975


Located in East Side approx:
Long/Lat: -120.245029,38.788570

Route Grade Citations

5.7 Community registered grade
** Hard Landin' Brandon
5.7 Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 64%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

solid super great fun classic flake easy crack

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