South Early Winter Spire/West Face & Southwest Rib

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Intermediate Alpine Climb - South Early Winter Spire/West Face & Southwest Rib

The Southwest Rib of South Early Winter Spire (SEWS) is one of the best 5.8 routes in the area. It contains a variety of climbing from chimneys to slabs and everything in between.

  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi

TBD

Preference given to Olympia Intermediate climbing students or graduates. Registration for all branches begins 8/1/18.

Preference given to participants that register for both Liberty Bell and SEWS climbs.

Route/Place

South Early Winter Spire/West Face & Southwest Rib


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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 sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking 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
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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