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Matt LemkeSW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2015

Matt Lemke

Climbed the SW Buttress with spring snow. Jack skid down after the climb. The entire route was awesome and we even did the 5.10 crack variation on the 3rd pitch which I proceeded to thrash up.
Posted May 5, 2015 1:03 pm

fjes6South Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014


Good trip
Posted Sep 2, 2014 1:00 pm

MMclimbhighSW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


Excellent route! A little bit of all types of climbing.....boulder moves, face climbs, cracks, off-widths and of course.....Nervous Nelly slab climbing. Great 5.8 adventure!
Posted Aug 12, 2014 12:13 pm

MMclimbhighS Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013


Classic climb of the S Arête. Easy, mellow route with great ambiance
Posted Jul 15, 2013 12:16 pm

gimpilatorSW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013


We were off route for the first pitch and had to make some awkward 5.9 moves. We combined several of the upper pitches and finished the climb in 5 rather than 7. Only two rappels while descending the South Arete.
Posted Jun 10, 2013 3:20 am

whatdoIknowSW couloir  Sucess!


AAI trip
Posted May 28, 2013 11:19 am

telemarkdudeSouth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1986


No other climbers all day... only a bunch of mountain goats. Was a fun climb. Down climbed the South Arete as well.
Posted Nov 13, 2012 4:21 pm

TimmyCIt's nice being lonely  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012


My buddy and I were the only folks on the South Arête, pretty much all day -- and on a sunny Friday?! Getting ready to rap above the chimney, we waited for two gents to come up so that we wouldn't kick gravel down on them. They were the first folks we saw. Lovely day.
Posted Sep 8, 2012 12:02 pm

BKWSouth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012


We were the only group on the Spire on a great weather day. It was a fun route with some memorable moves. The hair pin on HW20 is a LONG way down when you're sitting on the summit.
Climbed with the Mountaineers.
Posted Jul 22, 2012 1:38 am

AlexeyDSouth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


Beautiful scenery, mostly very easy (3rd-4th class with occasional low fifth), but rather long and alpine route. Got a very late start (~11 AM at Blue Lakes trailhead!) so fighting crowds on the ascent was not an issue. Encountered a bit of a bottleneck at the whale back with multiple parties making their way down, but it was not much of a problem. Still lots of snow on the approach - watch for undermining with the rapidly warming temperatures. The descent, with its multiple short rappels and sections of simul-climbing, took about as long as the ascent. All in all a fun experience with spectacular scenery, and a good place to practice moving quickly in alpine terrain.
Posted Jul 11, 2012 2:31 pm

lutty11SW Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011


Aborted Liberty Bell, nice back up option - enjoyable couloir great views (with gcap and vertigo soul).
Posted Dec 28, 2011 10:09 pm

Infected MushroomS Arete  Sucess!

Infected Mushroom

Fun climb with great scenery and solid rock. Will repeat!
Posted Sep 18, 2011 9:44 pm

zoomlocoTake the alternative: Sw arete


Parties were turned away from the south arete,it was clogged this labor day weekend, but no other parties Sunday on our route (SW buttress). Some memorable moves and more sustained climbing than the south arete
Posted Sep 13, 2011 3:39 pm

Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


Went up with Southwest Buttress. Was a good climb, great scenery and weather.
Posted Aug 28, 2011 1:56 am

dan-oSouth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010


First multipitch climb, part of AAI's Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership part 1 class. Super fun.
Posted Aug 12, 2011 6:21 pm

SKIOh nice!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


SW Buttress. Thought that the slabs were tougher than the other cruxes!
Posted Aug 10, 2011 9:09 pm

GrumpyJohnSW Buttress in the RAIN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011


Nice climb. Especially liked the rain.
Posted Jul 21, 2011 9:44 pm

Vertigo soulSecond option...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

Vertigo soul

following our (gcap and lutty) decision to abort a Liberty Bell attempt due to weather. A simple couloir route, but nice views.
Posted Jun 30, 2011 12:45 pm

gcapsouthwest couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011


uneventful slog up the sw couloir. attempted Beckey on Liberty, but snowing and too cold. beautiful area. with lutty and vertigo soul.
Posted Jun 26, 2011 10:14 pm

alpine climberlink up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011

alpine climber

Cruised up the South Arete for the final summit in a 5 summit link up. Nice easy way to the top.
Posted Jun 23, 2011 11:20 am

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