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GoldenEye Spire 


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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 13, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: GoldenEye Spire at the Safe Zone, JTNP.

Description 

This prominent spire is located at the head of a steep and rocky gully and is one of the more easily identifed formations from the road. There is about half a dozen routes on all sides of this well-featured formation ranging from 5.6 to 5.11 with most of the climbs being 5.8 and easier.

This was one of the first formations in the area to be climbed and the fact that it has no easy way to the top makes it appealing to a climber - the nice view of the surrounding desert from the top certainly doesn't hurt either!


Getting There 

Hike uphill from Goldfinger Rock to the head of the dry streambed where you'll find this prominent rock. Plan on a 45 minute hike from the car.


7 Total Routes


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Moneypenny 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : GoldenEye Spire
This route is located on the left side of the east face (the one you see on the approach) and starts with a small roof above a sloping slab.Make you way carefully to the base and then make a reach to clip the first bolt (easier if tall). Power over the somewhat reachy and technical roof to a ledge and then slab your way to the top past two more bolts and a couple of small-sized gear placements. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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