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Grace Note Spire
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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
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
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: joelhagan on Jul 21, 2007

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Brenda works up to the saddle between Grace Note a...

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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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the northeast side from the summit of...
Looking down the northeast side from the summit of...
Rock Climbing Photo: East side of the saddle between Grace Note and Sha...
BETA PHOTO: East side of the saddle between Grace Note and Sha...

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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.