South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


Basic Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

a normal 1-day rock climb on SEWS, just for Intense Basic Students

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  • Sat, Jun 27, 2015
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft


Sign up for this climb requires leader permission.  It is only open to students of the Intense Basic program, held from June 13th-21st this year.  Contact Sherrie Trecker, she'll be running a lottery for the initial sign up.

Rope lead spot is open to any qualified Intermediate students.  Email Rob & I'll add you early.


South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Below is the website's default gear list.  It's close to, but not exactly, what we'll need for this climb.  An accurate gear list will be sent via email.
  • 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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