Type: Trad
FA: Herb and Jan Conn, Sept 7th, 1959
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Shared By: Chris Hirsch on Aug 31, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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The Conns' finest acheivement! Done, of course, with only tight sneakers, 80' rope, pins, and down climbing the route. This has always been a mind blowing accomplishment. Now, all you need to know is...is that you should climb this route! But bear in mind that this is the Conns' hardest route, and their proposed 5.8 is not a modern 5.8. Please be confident in your ability and route finding skills. Leaving no description of the line is part of a traditional tribute to Herb and Jan. So please, no beta spraying here.


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  5.9+ R
  5.9+ R
Closer to 9+/10- Aug 31, 2015
Mike McNeil
Spearfish, South Dakota
Mike McNeil   Spearfish, South Dakota
9+/10a. The R part is only 5.7 or 5.8 the crux is well protected. Bring a couple of big pieces. Great Route. Sep 1, 2015
Poughkeepsie, NY
rgold   Poughkeepsie, NY
After doing this excellent route, a rappel into the notch to the NW will bring you to the start of the Conns' route on the South Tower of Spire 4. Combing these two ultra-classics is one of the best outings in the Cathedral Spires. Aug 5, 2018