Initial 5.6 with mostly stemming and medium cam's. Then do regular route middle spire 5.8 and firefly lower spire 5.5 for all 3 spires in a day. Fear of flying is sustained stemming and liebacking best 5.9 at spires.
4 star rating as an intro to trad and the SLT area after my 10 year climbing hiatus. Crux is right off the ground, followed by class 4 and an easy but very exposed traverse along an arete. Can descend in a single rap using a 70m rope if you're fat enough to get some good stretch like me.
An enjoyable "little alpine climb". It doesn't really feel like rock climb - a short and steep 5.6 section (protect it with some nuts and small cams) followed by 4th class scrambling (protect it with nuts and some slings).
Mostly class 4 scrambling with a few technical sections at the start and near the top of pitch 1. Seemed a bit stiff for 5.6. The final ridge traverse is cool but no harder than class 4.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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