The Hayden Spires are a cluster of alpine towers approximately 3 miles NW of Notchtop. There is Hayden Spire itself, which is the high point of the massif, East Pinnacle, and Hayden Lake Pinnacle. There are other smaller unnamed summits, too.
There are 3 approach options for getting to the Hayden Spires. All of them are long enough you will likely want to bivy.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hayden Spires:
Standard Route of Hayden Spire 3rd Trad, Alpine
Northeast Ridge of Hayden Spire 5.2 Trad, Alpine, Grade II
North Ridge of Hayden Lake Pinnacle 5.7 Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade III
East Face of East Pinnacle 5.9 Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800 feet, Grade III
North Ridge of Hayden Spire a.k.a. The dumbest idea in the park 5.9 R Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1400 feet, Grade III
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North Ridge of Hayden Spire a.k.a. The dumbest idea in the park 5.9 R CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Hayden Spires
This is basically the crest of Hayden's main North features, starting at the lowest point, Topping out on the East Pinnacle. Someone has had to have climbed it, but we found no evidence. We did 9 roped pitches, 1 -100' rappel off a tower, and lots of "easy" scrambling.3 out of 9 pitches were really good, the rest is....mountainywe dodged a few obviously sick sections of exposed arete/ridge for the sake of time and cranky weather, but It's clean all the way if you stick to the ridge!Descent: Cont...[more] Browse More Classics in CO