South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

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Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Priority given to Tacoma Basic and Intermediate students until May 15th.

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

7:00 at either Hairpin Turn or Blue Lake TH, depending on snow coverage. 

Priority is for Tacoma Basic and Intermediate Climbing students. Specifically, my mentor group will have first option until May 1st then opened to other Tacoma Basic students.  For Intermediates, I will also be scheduling an Intermediate Rock for Saturday 5/30 near Washington Pass.  Camp at Early Winters CG or other, depending on snow and accessibility.  For rope leaders, additional gear includes rope, small rack to 2 1/2", & cordelette.

Route/Place

South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


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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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