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BETA PHOTO: Grandview Spire from the north.


Just below the Grand View Point sits the Grand View Spire, a relatively unclimbed tower in the Monument. Much of the rock is crumbly, loose, and/or not very hard so watch out. The summit is interesting since it's situated in between Independence Monument and Kissing Couple.

Getting There 

The tower is usually approached from above, on Rim Rock Drive. Enter the park from Fruita, and head up the winding canyon to the top of the rim. About a mile past the visitor center, look for the sign for Grand View Point on the left. Park here, walk down the trail for about 70m and you will see where to go for the tower.

Climbing Season

For the Colorado National Monument area.

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand View Spire:
Southwest Defile Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches   
Relics   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 430'   
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Relics 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C2  CO : Grand Junction Area : ... : Grand View Spire
P1 - Climb a splitter 6" crack that gradually narrows to fingers. The crack seems traverse left and is protected by two bomber drilled angles. Continue up the thin corner to an anchor with two drilled angles. 5.10, 130 feet.P2 - Continue up the thin, right-facing dihedral and over the 4' roof. Continue in the thin crack to a fixed pin and move right. Continue straight up to an anchor with two drilled angles. 140 feet. of sustained C2.P3 - Follow the crack off the belay to softer and sandier ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Anonymous Coward
Apr 17, 2005
Relics goes on clean aid, 5.11, C2+. Very cool, thin, right-facing corner crux pitch takes cam hooks and RP/HBs. Worthy.
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