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BETA PHOTO: This one is taken from a little past the Grad Boul...


This is a small spire due north of Graduation Boulder. As you're driving into the canyon and heading north, before getting to the turn for Graduation Boulder, look up and straight north for a nice view of the tiny summit.

Getting There 

Park across from Graduation Boulder and scramble up steep loose talus on the west side of the formation.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.9 miles from here

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GI Joe 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Crow's Nest
This is a fun climb for the position and the summit, but the protection will make you wonder. You could climb it just with quickdraws, but I found it more soothing on my mind to place some cams, as well.The climbing is easy up to the notch. Above this, on the Northeast arete, spot the line of fixed protection where the route goes. At the notch, you can place a couple 1/2"-3/4" cams. The first piton is pretty worthless. Above that you can place a small, red C4 Camalot, but you will only have...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The first view of the spire summit can be seen just left of the shadow line in this photo.  This is taken just before the big turn at Graduation Boulder.
BETA PHOTO: The first view of the spire summit can be seen jus...
The view from Graduation Boulder.  The summit is the one on the right.
BETA PHOTO: The view from Graduation Boulder. The summit is t...
Yet another from a little further up canyon.  Gives a pretty good idea of what the airy summit is like.
BETA PHOTO: Yet another from a little further up canyon. Give...

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