South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

A rock climb you'll remember. Stay the weekend and climb Kangaroo Temple too. Preference given to the Yogesh/Craig/Luck SIGs.

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  • Sat, Jul 11, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Blue Lake Trailhead off Hwy 20 at 6:30 AM. Leave on Friday and camp at Lone Fir (USFS) or  Klipchuck (USFS). I should already be there since Thursday. 

I've booked S. Early Winter Spire on Saturday and Kangaroo Temple on Sunday.  I also planned an Intermediate Climb on Friday.  I'd like to get a group who can stay overnight and climb another route.

Rock shoes highly recommended. 

For Leaders Permission, I'd like to know your interesting in climbing 3 days Fri-Sun (Intermediate), or two days Sat-Sun (Basic). 


South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • 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)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
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