Brenta spire is the most distinctive and highest peak amongst the eastern spires of the Bugaboos. It may not be as popular a peak as the more famous central spires, but it offers a wilder experience to the climbers willing to scale it and the views towards the larger spires from the upper ridges are stupendous. Several routes scale its flanks, most of a moderate nature.
South ridge: AD-, 4th class
Southeast Face: AD, 5.9
Southern Comfort: AD, 5.8
Southeast Spur: AD, 5.6
Another Fine Day in the Bugaboos: AD,5.7
North Ridge: AD, 4th class
Vockeroth Route: AD, 4th class
To reach the base of the peak from Applebee campground make your way up to the Eastpost-Crescent col. Drop down the drainage to a pond beyond Whipping Post peak. Turn left (West) at the pond and scramble up a boulder field to the basin immdiately below Brenta Spire.
Alternatively, you may climb over Crescent Spire and access Brenta Spire along the ridge connecting Crescent and Brenta spires.
No red tape here. No one will probably ever notice you even climbed this peak.
You may camp at Applebee campground - 5$ per person a night. You may also spend the night at the Kain Hut for approximately 20-25$ per person a night. If you must Boulder camp below the Kain Hut also offers camping below tree line which is, as with applebee, 5$ a night per person.
Please refer to "The Bugaboos" by Chris Atkinson and Marc Piché for a complete description of the area and specific climbs.
"It occurred to me that anyway one more Sunday was over, that Maman was buried now, that I was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed."
--Meursault in 'The Stranger'