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RPC's Burgundy Spire - North Face

 
RPC\'s Burgundy Spire - North Face

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Object Title: RPC's Burgundy Spire - North Face

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Created/Edited: Aug 19, 2010 / Aug 19, 2010

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A Word

Shirley & I climbed this nice route as an overnighter trip. We camped at the ~6600' benches and had Blondie with us. I recall that we did some route finding on the upper third of this line, including some sketchy slab and a 5.8+ chimney (the highlight of the day!). Also, somehow Blondie managed to untie her bowline knot with Yosemite finish & get loose while waiting for us at the base. No worries though as she is not a big fan of staying outdoors overnight sans tent and so she simply bullshitted with climbers passing thru. the saddle (confirmed later by a Mazama group led by a friend of ours coming off Silver Star Mtn.) and then went to sleep in the exact same spot where we left her tied off. Come to think of it, we actually met another group of our friends at the base that morning.

Photos

Burgundy Spire
Burgundy from our campsite.

Burgundy Spire
Burgundy Spire from the final leg of the approach.

North Face
Leading pitch 1 or 2.

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Shirley following pitch 1 or 2.

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Leading pitch 3-ish on the lower half of route.

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Large ledge system marking the midway height (roughly)

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An off-route but interesting slab.

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After the slab, we did some delicate tip-toeing around loose blocks.

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Best pitch of the day, though technically not on the route proper I think.

North Face
Shirley approaching the summit. Our car is visible waaay below on the road.

Burgundy Spire - Summit
Shirley on summit of Burgundy Spire.

Summit Block - Chianti Spire
Looking towards Chianti Spire from summit.

Burgundy Spire - Summit
Looking back on the approach from the summit.

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