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shanahan96north ridge beauty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

shanahan96

north ridge with mike, 5.7/7P. very happy we were to get in this high quality of an alpine line before july! a few snow patches made for some wet chimney climbing avoidance on P1 and blocked the possibly easiest line at the top. spectacular position!

jamie
Posted Jun 16, 2014 3:26 pm

chicagotransplantNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

chicagotransplant

North Ridge with Jamie, some snow choked in a couple of places in some of the chimneys forced us into a few harder moves, probably did the route at more of a 5.7 or 5.8 as a result of our line. Fun line and some good climbing, wind was a little unnerving though!
Posted Jun 16, 2014 11:39 am

wmollandNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

wmolland

It's alpine climbing! Fun times!
Posted Aug 23, 2012 12:46 pm

noahs213Barb to North Ridge  Sucess!

noahs213

Amazing
Posted Jun 24, 2012 7:09 pm

seanoRamp route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2012

seano

Sort of -- I went too far north on the way up, but found the right route on the way down. 3rd class at most. Trip report.
Posted May 30, 2012 6:41 pm

Ted EliasonEasiest 5.7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Ted Eliason

This rock has so many great routes and bivy sites I could spend weeks here as a base to hit Arrowhead, McHenry's, Chiefshead, and Pagoda.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 10:59 pm

JonWNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

JonW

Fun, relaxing climb. Get started early to avoid the crowds.
Posted Sep 5, 2011 1:18 pm

Mike NNorth Ridge  Sucess!

Mike N

Perfect climb. Descent was awkward to find and at times annoying, but it's all there. Bivy sites are good, but still windy. Views are unmatched.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 2:13 pm

Brian CClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2011

Brian C

Climbed the north ridge with my buddy Glen. Bivy at cave was pretty homy but a mouse kept us up almost all night. The climbing was fun and consistent. The ridge is beautiful and views are all around. I would do this again in a heartbeat.
Posted Aug 3, 2011 5:53 pm

MattGreeneNorth Ridge
Early July 2010 - Had to bail when a storm hit before the last pitch. Just did a long easy traverse to the descent gully instead of topping out. Had plenty of time to beat the storm, but an inconsiderate climber screwed us over. I'll take part of the blame,though, because I should've chewed him out instead of letting him screw us over. He started climbing right after us, set up his 1st belay 5 feet ABOVE my belayer in a tight chimney while I was leading, cut my friend off his route when it was his turn to lead, created some scary situations by not communicating well with his belayer who had never done a multi-pitch before, etc.
Posted Dec 24, 2010 8:04 pm

shknbkenw slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

shknbke

Combined The Spearhead with Chiefs Head. Awesome summit, too bad it isn't ranked!
Posted Dec 7, 2010 5:56 pm

kteichertUnbelievable Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

kteichert

I am not a California surfer, nor do I have anything against them, or the way they talk, but I HAVE to steal some of their phraseology to describe this hike. It was wickedly awesome. Easily top 3 hikes in awesomeness that I have ever done. Incredible.
Posted Sep 22, 2010 12:09 am

Timothy PearlNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Timothy Pearl

With Jim C. Stellar climbing, amazing summit. Not bad for first rock climb of the year!
Posted Jul 25, 2010 5:16 pm

heather14North Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

heather14

A fun route in a spectacular setting!
Posted Aug 23, 2009 10:54 pm

geoffironsSpectacular North "Ridge"  Sucess!

geoffirons

We did this awesome climb a couple years ago and it is truly wonderful! Car to car made for a long day, but it was totally worth it. One of my favorite climbs in more than 30 years of climbing.
Posted Aug 27, 2008 9:01 am

birdheadNorthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

birdhead

The hike up Glacier Gorge had incredible scenery and I enjoyed the approach quite a bit. The climb itself was pretty interesting with good scrambling and an exciting finish. For an extra scare you can look 1,500 straight down the north face from the summit. Great views of the surrounding peaks. Definitely worth the effort.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 5:06 pm

KruckNW Slopes: Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Kruck

I expected it to be a little scarier than it was at the top. I didn't feel too exposed on the catwalk or the summit boulders, though I did use four points of contact for the final crawl to the summit. Awesome views of everything from up there, as expected. This peak has called to me since I first saw it. On a ski trip last winter, I decided that it must be climbed. Best peak of the summer for me so far.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 10:50 am

SarahThompsonTwo times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

SarahThompson

7/19/08 - After climbing nearby Arrowhead & McHenrys the weather was still so magnificent and The Spearhead so cool looking that we decided to add it to the agenda. The standard NW slopes route with its talus and scree gully wasn't fun, but the scrambling near the summit was wild. Can't wait to go back for the north ridge!

8/9/09 - Went back to climb the classic North Ridge route. It was certainly worth the return trip!
Posted Jul 21, 2008 1:50 pm

utclimberNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Awesome route with great exposure.
Posted Jan 13, 2008 11:57 pm

Joe_ParvisNorthwest Slopes Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007

Joe_Parvis

Hiked this while on a multi-day backpack in RMNP. Very happy to have tried this. I was nervous after reading the descriptions of the final few feet, and also from having seen the Spearhead from below. The final stretch is exposed, but not as bad as I expected. On the left the drop off is not quite so shear, and so I had the (false) comfort of stone ledges below. I didn't do this in style (crawled the catwalk and lay down to peer over the edge of the summit blocks), but I did it. Someday I hope to work up to the technical routes. Thank you, Spearhead, fun day.
Posted Sep 21, 2007 12:55 pm

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