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Las Agujas (The Spires)

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Las Agujas (The Spires)  

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Submitted By: Jimmy McAllan on Jan 30, 2007

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The Spires are these 200 ft rock horns on the west side of the canyon. There are some great two-pitch climbs to the summits along with some great one-pitch routes on the south side of the Spires. They provide a great setting in a beautiful canyon.

Getting There 

From inside the park hike up the blue-painted trail towards the Outrage wall and then follow the red paint (hard to spot) left towards the Spires. Lots of false, braided trails look tempting but loose and slick.

Climbing Season

For the El Potrero Chico area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Las Agujas (The Spires):
Aguja Celo Rey   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Through the Looking Glass   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   
Gettin' Wood   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 200'   
Uber Machismo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches   
Pangea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Peek-a-boo Jesus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Aspire   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 175'   
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Nick just below the crux of pitch 1.

Aguja Celo Rey 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  North America : Mexico : ... : Las Agujas (The Spires)
Classic. P1: Start at a broken ramp just right of a small palm tree. The crux is at the bulge just before reaching the "eye". Continue up to the notch between the two towers on easy ground. 8 bolts and 110 feet.P2: Climb the south arete of Chico Spire. Thin moves right on the corner go to some old Mexican iron rings right on the summit (modern rap anchors are 5 feet below). 6 bolts and about 70 feet.Descent: Make one double rope (50m) rappel down the south face of Chico Spire. Or rap the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Las Agujas (The Spires) Slideshow Add Photo
From the Chico Spire, looking over the Grande Spir...
From the Chico Spire, looking over the Grande Spir...
Highline on the Spires
Highline on the Spires
Mexican iron
Mexican iron
Highline on the Spires
Highline on the Spires
The Spires viewed from Dope Ninja.
BETA PHOTO: The Spires viewed from Dope Ninja.
Tyrolean traverse
Tyrolean traverse

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By Charlie Perry
Feb 14, 2007
The routes on these spires are high quality and fun; around 5.10B. Approach from the road is about five minutes (I'm slow)on a well marked trail. If you can find another party it is fun to set up a tyrolean traverse between the two towers. A single rope will do.
By CHopwood
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 11, 2015
Anyone know about the line of bolts between the starts of Aguja Celo and UberMachismo? Is it a direct start for Aguja Celo? A couple big moves on pockets and then enters a L-facing lieback crack corner?
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