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dshoshoneS. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008


Did a traverse from Picture Peak to Wallace, to Crumbly Spire, West Spire, then to East Clyde Spire.
No register on W.Spire,on my way up I noticed pieces of PVC so I assume the register was blown off and destroyed.
E. Spire did have a register container but no paper or pencil,I wish I had read the post below before hand about the register.
Posted Jun 23, 2008 2:31 pm

grahamRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Aug-9-05  Sucess!


Tagged the East Spire peak during the 2005 Sierra Challenge. A stout 4th class move off the deck to get up the summit blocks. Saving the West Spire for another day.
Posted Nov 25, 2005 2:11 pm

Michael GraupeRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 9, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Graupe

Climbed the with Bob, Mark, Rick and Matthew during the 2005 Sierra Challenge. Summited the East Spire and then traversed over to the West Spire. Just touched the top of the summit block but chickend out on the difficult exposed move to the very top.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 5:06 pm

PellucidWombatRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: August 9th, 2005  Sucess!


Summitted this peak w/ Bob Burd & Co. on the Sierra Challenge. A fun scramble with some interesting routefinding on the approach. I climbed up and down some interesting 4th class offwidth cracks beside the class 3 variation leading to the summit block from the south.
Posted Sep 17, 2005 7:01 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) / West Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 5 of the 2005 Sierra Challenge. We had five on the summit - pretty good for a peak that gets climbed less than once a year. I thought the East Spire was more interesting, but the West Spire was the tougher of the two only because of the final move onto the summit block. Similar, but not as difficult as the final move onto Clarence King. Trip Report
Posted Sep 6, 2005 9:28 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South Ridge (ascent) / West Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Climbed Clyde Spires East via its west side (easy, exposed, and fun--Secor's "difficult slab climb" description is baffling), descending the even easier third class east side via a convenient keyhole. Clyde Spires West was a good deal more challenging, with some slightly awkward chimneys to surmount, and I opted to make do with just tagging the final (ostensibly class 4) standalone summit block from its lower neighbour rather than risk the last exposed move (and subsequent desperate downclimb) to gain the top. Still not sure how that higher block could be climbed without rock shoes.

Continued traversing along the ridge with Bob, finding some loose, sketchy fourth class on the worst rock I'd ever encountered in the Sierra (at least until climbing Kearsarge Pinnacles later in the week). Finally bailed out somewhere around Wallace Col. That ridge between Clyde Spires and Mt. Wallace is an accident waiting to happen.
Posted Aug 17, 2005 1:24 pm

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: North Couloir Date Climbed: July 6, 1980

Craig Peer

Britt Reeves and I climbed this route and found it to be fun ice climbing followed by devious mixed climbing over 5.5 frost shattered rock. I used a giant snowcone for a belay anchor. Spine tingling fun!
Posted Sep 30, 2002 12:22 pm

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