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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Herb & Jan Conn (1953)
Page Views: 49 total, 1/month
Shared By: BBQ on Jul 1, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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A short spire with bullet-proof rock, good holds, and sparse protection. Starts with a left moving traverse, wraps around the base and climbs on a less than vertical line on the south face. Things get interesting at a crux involving a finger crack within a pod-escaping situation. The climbing is not as spectacular as the view but defiantly worth doing if you are someone who wishes to bag every accent that Herb and Jan Conn first discovered.


Locate Spire Six on the northern most side of the ridge. Head in a south-west direction towards Kampsite. Twist and turn your way in a leftward southeast direction through a vertical maze of rocks until you reach a grassy area at the base of the spire.


Do not attempt if you love to have lots of pro beneath you. The entire route has one rusty piton and maybe some insecure placements for small C4's and/or Aliens. One sixty meter rope is plenty to repel with. Bring some long cordellete with rap rings and/or bail beaners to wrap around the summit just in case the existing webbing is junk.


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