South Early Winter Spire/South Arête


Basic Rock Climb - South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Priority for Josh Inman and Erika Feldman's SIG

  • Fri, Jul 26, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,600 ft

Meeting place is the Blue Lake Trail head on Friday July 26th at 6am.  

Students are expected to arrive on Thursday and camping will be secured at the Lone Fir Campground just East of Cutthroat Lake Trail Head.  Camp Sights will be listed under Loni Uchytil on the campground Bulletin Board.  Students are expected  to pay for camping or make other arrangements but all students are to meet on Friday morning at 6am at the Blue Lake Trailhead and must have all the necessary personal gear for the day including water, food, headlamps and all your personal climbing gear.  ropes and climbing racks will be provided by the Rope leads. For the approach it is best to wear an Approach shoe or light weight hikers, whichever you choose it will need to fit on your harness or in a small daypack.  Students will approach with a full size backpack and have a smaller daypack available for the climb.

We will have a planning meeting on Zoom prior to leaving Seattle


South Early Winter Spire/South Arête

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • A back pack (35 to 40 liters)
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 3 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket 
  • Belay gloves
  • Headlamp
  • Hydration system--ie platypus, Nalgene that can carry a minimum of 2 liters of water
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