|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|FA:||Herb and Jan Conn|
|Submitted By:||joelhagan Hagan on Jul 21, 2007|
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By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 7, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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.