South Early Winter Spire/West Face & Southwest Rib


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

We will do this classic the day after doing the basic SEWS climb. Priority given to those leaders from the basic climb who would like to stay and do the intermediate version.

  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi

We will meet at the Blue Lake Trailhead as shown on the map above, at a time TBD.  Further details will be communicated to the group and updated in this space in the weeks before the climb.


South Early Winter Spire/West Face & Southwest Rib

  • Red Marker
    48.518990, -120.674075
    48.5189896834 -120.674074888
  • Red Marker
    48.512222, -120.655278
    48.5122222 -120.6552777
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 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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