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Routes in Grace Note Spire

C Minor 7 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Conn Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Cracks T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Herb and Jan Conn
Page Views: 103 total, 1/month
Shared By: joelhagan Hagan on Jul 21, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Route starts up chimney on northeast side of Grace Note Spire. When you reach the saddle between Grace Note and Sharp move to the west side of the formation climbing the face with a nice crack with good pro. trend right ending with a nice airy step across from a lower blade to the main summit.

Location

route starts on the northeast of the formation around the corner from the obvious chimney system on the east side. Replace webbing as needed.

When finished climbing Grace Note it's possible to rap to the saddle to the north and climb Sharp as well.

Protection

standard rack

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Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.7
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.7
Climbed Grace Note Spire yesterday. Anchors and webbing/cord were still in good shape for rappeling.

Intended to do the 5.6 Conn Route, but turned the climb into something more certainly more difficult than 5.6. I think I stepped across too early out of the low angle trough and then attempted a somewhat vertical, short flaring hand crack to the saddle. Aborted that, climbed higher in the trough, and stepped across at a different (and awkward) location. There are all kinds of options for working up the east side to the saddle -- I'm sure one or more options require just 5.6 moves -- but not the way we went. Regardless of my buffoonery, it's a fun climb with a nice, small summit and great exposure transitioning to the west side hand crack. It's worth doing on the way back to the car. Jul 7, 2013