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The Spire
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Hire Spire 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Jim Cormier on Aug 1, 2001

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Looking down from the top as Todd does the last fe...

Description 

Follow the crack to the right of "Dire Spire".

Protection 

Pro up to #3 Camalot, nice crack systems, may require some gardening.


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By Francisco Manzo
May 28, 2002

Climbed this on Sunday and I would easily say this is not 5.8 but maybe 5.7 and the route with the crack that is rated 5.9 looks like 5.8
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 28, 2002

We climbed this route yesterday (I think, if it is the middle of three parallel cracks in the rock photo). This is a nice, moderate line with a fun crack jamming crux. No need for a bolted anchor on the top, there is a great gear belay on a nice pedestal right under the summit. It is easy to descend to the west.
By Michael Kullman
Sep 30, 2002

There are some really nice, fun lines on this crag. Very easy to protect, used nothing but nuts and hexes. Good route to practice trad leading. Easy access (other than crossing the river) and the descent from the backside is ultra-pleasant. If only it was a couple of pitches instead of one relatively short one. Worth doing if you are crag hopping along the St Vrain.

MK
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 25, 2003

A fun route with some good cracks. At the top, I traversed left to the two-bolt anchor atop the Center Slab route.Worth doing, but not a two-star route.

A good but not great route.