|Type:||TR, 1 pitch|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b X [details]|
|FA:||Bob D'Antonio, Bob Robertson, 1982|
|Submitted By:||Darin Lang on Aug 24, 2001|
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By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 9, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X
Top roped East Face of Three Graces after rappelling the Window Route.
However, I followed the features (crack) on the far north end of the East Face rather than going straight up, which makes it a much easier and more enjoyable climb. In several places the crack/ridge features peter out, and I had to move left and do some "face" moves, but that just made the climb all the more interesting -- in fact I finished the route by moving back to the middle of the East Face for about the last 15 feet.
The rock is still very sandy and brittle, so a climber would still need to toprope it to be safe. I would definitely not lead climb this, even if I were that good of a climber.