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Routes in Grand View Spire

Relics T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2
Southwest Defile Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2

Description

Just below the Grand View Point sits the Grand View Spire, a relatively unclimbed tower in the Monument. Much of the rock is crumbly, loose, and/or not very hard so watch out. The summit is interesting since it's situated in between Independence Monument and Kissing Couple.

Getting There

The tower is usually approached from above, on Rim Rock Drive. Enter the park from Fruita, and head up the winding canyon to the top of the rim. About a mile past the visitor center, look for the sign for Grand View Point on the left. Park here, walk down the trail for about 70m and you will see where to go for the tower.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand View Spire

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Southwest Defile Route
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2
Relics
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Defile Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Relics 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2 Trad, Aid 5 pitches
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Relics goes on clean aid, 5.11, C2+. Very cool, thin, right-facing corner crux pitch takes cam hooks and RP/HBs. Worthy. Apr 17, 2005

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