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Honeycomb Spire  


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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

The Honeycomb Spire area is very close to the main parking lot at the Southern entrance yet receives little traffic. The area is easily distinguished by its namesake, the Honeycomb spire. This small tower is recognized by a single bolt on its top.

Getting There 

From the main parking lot at the southern entrance, take the first of the cement trails leading from the main parking lot. Follow this trail until it meets the North-South cement trail and keep going straight to the rim top. Once at the rim top, wander South West until you find the cliffs with the small tower. A downclimb can be found a little west along the cliffs.

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On the east side of the Honeycomb Spire is a meandering crack that starts on the lower right side of the tower and traverses to the center where it is vertical for a few moves. Many face holds help for the feet while a few jams in the crack are needed to ascend the vertical section. The rock is a little loose and has lots of lichen growing on it....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Honeycomb Spire, looking down from the top.
Honeycomb Spire, looking down from the top.
The greeting as you leave the trail and head toward the cliff.
The greeting as you leave the trail and head towar...
Looking at the spire from the top and the NE.
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the spire from the top and the NE.
The "mini arch" at the top of the Honeycomb Spire.
The "mini arch" at the top of the Honeyc...

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By TJ Quirk
From: Parker, CO
Mar 18, 2010
It's easier to get onto the Honeycomb Spire than the Banana Tower. The Spire is lower than the main cliff (the Tower is level).

But its a much shorter step over the void than the Tower is.
By Marc Stuive
From: Parker, Co
Mar 18, 2010
Sweet little area, take the first path off the main parking (closest to the lot entrance, furthest from the bathrooms) lot where the bathrooms are. Walk off the path at the "T", and drop your rope over the side. Couldn't be but a couple hundred yards. Easiest hike to climbing in the canyon! Good variety of moderate climbs. The cliff faces north, however, so winter climbing is not so great. A 70 degree spring day proved very inviting despite the leftover snow at the bottom.