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RPC's North Early Winters Spire - West Face

 
RPC\'s North Early Winters Spire - West Face

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Object Title: RPC's North Early Winters Spire - West Face

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: rpc

Created/Edited: Aug 12, 2010 / Aug 12, 2010

Object ID: 648323

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Quick Word

Shirley & I climbed the West Face of NEWS on a quick summer day in 2008. The crux (I led) was hard for me but I thought the supposed 5.10- crack higher (which Shirley led nicely) was almost as tough (thin!). Beautiful route of course - as good as Northwest Corner (III 5.9) next door but of a different flavor.

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West Face
The west face of NEWS. West Face the route follows the white streak in upper left corner.

West Face
Shirley leading pitch 3 of West Face.

West Face
Starting up pitch 4 crux.

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Game face on the crux.

West Face
Shirley on the pitch 4 crux.

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Shirley leading pitch 5 (pretty hard too IMHO).

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Shirley starting up the 5th pitch belayed by yours truly - a different persepctive on previous shot.

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Looking up at Shirley from near the top of pitch 5.

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EricChuQuite impressive!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

A pretty formidable climb that is!
Posted Aug 12, 2010 6:03 pm

rpcRe: Quite impressive!

rpc

Hasn't voted

thanks Eric - a very good climb (just trying to organize/clean up some of our old SP material) Cheers.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 6:09 pm

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