South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

South Early Winter Spire/S Arete

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  • Sun, May 18, 2014
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

6:30 AM at Blue Lake Trailhead

**REMINDER** This climb is subject to the PRIORITY CLIMBS LIST. Please verify that your branch has priority for this climb.

The first pitch goes up a short steep crack. The second pitch climbs a gully becoming a chockstone chimney with some 5.4 moves in the chimney. Belay at tree above chimney. Scramble up blocky section (some may want belay) and exit left and walk in coils up a long meandering sandy bench. Cross an exposed sharp ridgeline and blocky terrain. Traverse into the top of the SW couloir and ascend it to the top. Exit left and scramble to the summit.


South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

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