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Flatiron 5024 and Spire Attempt, AZ
mini location map2015-03-26
15 by photographer avatarJuanJaimeiii
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Flatiron 5024 and Spire Attempt, AZ 
Flatiron 5024 and Spire Attempt, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2015
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.96 Miles 3,408 AEG
Hiking6.96 Miles   4 Hrs   16 Mns   1.95 mph
3,408 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
 
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So I took a nice afternoon hike up the Flatiron. Made it up in an hour and 13. For some reason it felt much slower. Had a nice chat with a couple folks up there and then went on to 5024. On the way down I decided to make an attempt at a spire that I have had my eye on.

It was my hope to attempt it with BobP but the timing just hasn't worked out. I figured today I would give it a go by myself. The views from this spire must be incredible. I pushed my way up thru the dusty brush and eventually got to the base of it on the saddle side. Nothing jumped out as a decent route up. I started to climb the side of the rock but it was a little loose and sketchy.

Then I dropped back down and circled around more to the west. I found a spot that I am about 75 percent sure I could get up. The problem is that I was about 90 percent sure I couldn't get back down. :o :scared:

It was still fun attempting it and I may go back again with Bob or someone else some day. There are great views from up there. It would be cool to explore the area a little further to the north.
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