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bearbnzNortheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006


I'm sorry I put this off for so long, this is a fine peak. The NE Ridge is a truly fun scramble, with enough exposure and difficulty to keep your focus.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 3:54 pm

Dave DalyNE Ridge  Sucess!

Dave Daly

Debbi and I did a handful of peaks over the Labor Day weekend, which included NE Ridge. Loved the "stegasaurus" back and keeping close to the North Arete. Wild and sometimes exposed climbing. Great day! Had a rest day a few days later and watched 5 out of 7 parties get "thwarted" on North Arete. Amusing!
Posted Sep 27, 2006 3:40 pm

ScottySvia NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006


Returned again to this classic scramble, this time as part of my knee rehab program. Barry, D.Rod, Stan, and myself enjoyed the route immensely, each taking a slightly different variation. Good (and scary) times were had by all. Hit Pyramid Peak on the way up and Pipsqueak Spire on the way down.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 1:16 am

soslawUlrichs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Summited with Andre via Ulrich's route. Apart from the seemingly interminable boulder hopping, the climb above Cox Col was enjoyable with a little class 4 thrown in for good measure.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 3:20 pm

jonhershRoute Climbed: North Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2004


My first multi-pitch Sierra climb. Thanks to Dara for the great lead. Found the route description from Supertopo very helpful.
Posted Sep 1, 2006 4:19 am

pjc30943NE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006
Climbed with SP member hashfxn; lots of loose rock lower down, very nice further along the upper pitches (if roped up). The descent can be tricky, so daylight is manditory unless the route is selected earlier.
Quite a fun route to ascend.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 3:51 am

dervinNorth Arete
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


This was the largest, and most challenging alpine climb I have attempted. As a result of exposure, rain/hail, and slow climbing we bailed 100 feet from the summit, so we could make it back to the trail before dark. I'll return, someday, to finish this one off.
Posted Aug 5, 2006 10:43 pm

bechttUlrichs Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006


What a mountain! Fun the whole way. Multiple parties on top including 2 teams doing North Arete, a solo doing the NE ridge, and myself. Met more climbers heading up on the way down so definitely a popular mountain. Pictures
Posted Jul 31, 2006 3:32 pm

AndinistalocoBear Creek Spire/ NE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006


This was a good climb up to the very end, where things got a bit tricky. Trip report is here:


Still, a great summit and an incredible day!
Posted Jul 10, 2006 5:41 am

RomainNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006


Climbed with Rene' Renteria. This is a classic route. Photos and TR on my website.
Posted Jun 30, 2006 8:01 pm

asmrzNorth Arete of BCS in winter-Failed Attempt
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 1991


Miguel Carmona and I skied from Tom's Place on Hwy 395 (Rock Creek Rd. is closed in winter) to Dade Lake in one day (23 miles) with winter overnight gear and full rack in February 1991 to attempt to climb the North Ridge of BCS in winter. At Dade Lake we were forced to take a day off to recover from the ski in and next day got up early to climb. Abandoned the climb on the 4th or 5th pitch, at the base of the three ribs as we both were unable to rewarm our hands and feet. It was unusually cold day, we climbed in leather mountain boots as we didn't think we could climb the arete in plastic boots. I'm not sure if this was ever attempted in winter since, does anyone know?
Posted May 3, 2006 9:57 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!
I finally went back under clear but cold conditions to get the summit block. This was a very enjoyable climb, one that I'm sure I will repeat.
Posted Dec 1, 2005 10:31 am

steelemanRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2005  Sucess!


Awesome day, great weather. A bit sketchy due to snow and ice, but well worth the hike. Trip report here.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 12:38 pm

tdoughtyRoute Climbed: east arete  Sucess!


nice route
Posted Oct 16, 2005 12:09 pm

SamanthaRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: Sep. 11, 2005  Sucess!


Very cold but much better the second time without dodging lightning bolts.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 8:44 pm

DebRoute Climbed: North Arete Date Climbed: 4 Sept 05  Sucess!


Beautiful positive rock but too cold and windy for my taste! Awesome views from aloft and we spied a dude soloing the Northeast Ridge, never saw him descend by Cox Col though....? Of course we didn't descend properly either but did make it back to camp in mostly one piece.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 12:51 pm

Dave DalyRoute Climbed: North Arete Date Climbed: Sept 4 2005  Sucess!

Dave Daly

Exciting alpine climbing with my life partner Deb. The crux? Getting back to base camp at Dade Lake : P Seriously, I felt the highlights of the route was the 1st pitch '5.8 handcrack' (nice expanding flake near the bottom.....a bit spooky!). Pitch 5 was a bit demanding ("5.8 off-width"). We found out later after the trip that we did a variation to the right of the original route, that went 5.10. No wonder I was sucking "O's". I think we're done for awhile doing north facing routes. Nearly froze our butts off....minimal sun. All in all, a Sierra classic!
Posted Sep 6, 2005 12:29 pm

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: Cox Col Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Great climb w/ Jennie and Ed. Summit block was the most exciting feature of the weekend, and it was fun solving the problem all around the block. The backside seemed very doable, but we ended up surmounting it via the ledge and awkward mantle. Some fun 4th class downclimbing near the summit area. Thanks to my partners for the great company and fun climb!
Posted Sep 5, 2005 5:10 pm

uwjennieRoute Climbed: Ulrichs Route Date Climbed: 8/28/05  Sucess!


Dayhike with Ed C. and Jeff D. Following our two day trip to Ritter and Banner, this seemed like a long Sunday. Great weather, lots of folks on the peak.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 2:00 am

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: "Direct South Face" IV 5.9 Date Climbed: August 21 2005  Sucess!
Kenn Kenega and I Did this route from a camp just above Dade Lk. It took us about 2 hours to hike up Peppermint Pass and over Spire col and hike up to the far western end of the south face. With only a sentence for a description we had a little trouble finding the route. West of the "British Chimneys" we started up Dirty slabs for about 500' in elevation until we finaly hit the cornor system and roped up. We did 6 pitches of moderate climbing and gained the anchors below the summit of Bear Creek Spire. We were off the summit by 1:30 pm. Except for 1 move on the first pitch of the dihedral section and maybe 1 short dihedral section the climb was 5.7 or 8, the rock quality was pretty grainy but I"m sure it would clean up if more people did the route, it did fiish right at the summit. All in all it was a good adventure , but I did expect a little more of the climb. If you go this way don"t pass up the Rowell route on the south face it looked AWESOME.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 12:07 am

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