South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Basic alpine climb primarily for Kitsap basic climbing students needing a rock climb. Will open to all two weeks before the climb.

  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 7,800 ft

We will meet at the trailhead at 0600 - either Blue Lake or the direct route depending on snow cover.  Will plan to camp in the area the night before and will arrange with the party.  

Giving priority to Kitsap basic climbing course students and will open to all two weeks prior if spots are available.


South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

  • Red Marker
    48.519088, -120.674300
    48.5190882301 -120.674300194
  • Red Marker
    48.512256, -120.655246
    48.5122556811 -120.655245781
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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