Petit Grepon

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Petit Grepon
Petit Grepon from Sharks Tooth.jpg
Climbers atop Petit Grepon, as seen from Sharkstooth
Highest point
Elevation 12,305 ft (3,751 m) [1][2]
Prominence 300 ft (91 m) [2]
Isolation 0.04 mi (0.064 km) [2]
Coordinates 40°16′52″N 105°40′26″W / 40.281°N 105.67378°W / 40.281; -105.67378Coordinates: 40°16′52″N 105°40′26″W / 40.281°N 105.67378°W / 40.281; -105.67378[2]
Petit Grepon is located in Colorado
Petit Grepon
Petit Grepon
Location Rocky Mountain National Park,
Larimer County, Colorado, U.S.[2]
Parent range Front Range[2]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
McHenrys Peak, Colorado[2]
First ascent Bill Buckingham & Art Davidson, 1961.

Petit Grepon is a semi-detached spire in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. It is one of the "Cathedral Spires" which also includes Sharkstooth, The Saber, and The Foil. The South Face route of Petit Grepon is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.[3][4]

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  1. ^ The elevation of Petit Grepon includes an adjustment of +1.608 m (+5.28 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Petit Grepon, Colorado". Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. ISBN 0-87156-292-8. 
  4. ^ Stewart M. Green Rock Climbing Colorado, Chockstone, Falcon, Helena, MO, 1995; ISBN 1-56044-334-0.

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