Bear Creek Spire Climber's Log

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Diesel - Aug 28, 2022 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2022

Ulrich's  Sucess!

Reading about summiting BCS I worried a lot about the head wall. In fact, that was the only great part; the slog up Cox Col was a bitch and the summit block might only be class 3, but the exposure is too much to ignore.


wmolland - Aug 30, 2018 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2018

NE Ridge  Sucess!

A sweet climb up a lovely peak! The rock is solid and the route easy to find. Can't get much better :)


Donno - Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

North Arete  Sucess!

Climbed with Rico.
Thought the 2nd pitch was best and the crux. Sustained 5.7 stemming, hand jams and chimneying make this the highlight. If you're a 5.8 leader you're going to want to simul-climb p3, 4 and 6-10.


Drewid - Sep 2, 2017 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2015

NE Ridge under smoke  Sucess!

Smoky NE Ridge ascent with JG. Really odd weather day with hot wind and eerie clouds. Ominous omens but we had a joyous climb and suffered no misfortune.


Simkin - Oct 12, 2016 11:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2016

Northeast Buttress  Sucess!

Here is the video:


CWessels - Aug 22, 2016 2:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Not as hard or scary to solo as I thought it was going to be. Fun climb!


jdmorehouse - Aug 21, 2016 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2016

Ulrich's Route  Sucess!

Great day, endless boulder fields. Took the crack instead of the devious route up the head wall. Over the "Don't Tell My Wife Traverse" to the "easy chimney", took the "hard" chimney back to the crack and did a short rappel off it. Then miles of boulder hopping.


bennovak - Jul 26, 2016 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2016

Ulrich's route  Sucess!

Day trip with Kurt from SMI. Still a bit of snow and perfect weather.


CameronGround - Jul 13, 2016 1:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

First class 4 route I ever did, pretty memorable with a great finish on that summit block. Descended Ulrich's.


Romain - Jul 12, 2016 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2013

Northeast ArĂȘte  Sucess!

With Robert Zeithammer.


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 1984

North Arete  Sucess!

From Dade Lake with Curt and Rick in heavy leather boots.
Repeated with Marty in 2002 from Gem Lakes.
Nice route.


BobD3 - Oct 31, 2014 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2014

Ulrich route  Sucess!

Freeclimbed solo from Treasure Lakes with the aid of rock shoes at the summit wall/block.
Clear, no wind, views were fantastic.


mrchad9 - Aug 20, 2013 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2013

2x  Sucess!

Quick sidetrip via the Ulrichs Route as I made my way towards Mount Julius Caesar.

First trip June 16, 2011 as a solo dayhike from Mosquito Flat. Lots of snow (snow from 11,500 feet) but didn't need crampons, which was nice because I decided to leave them in the car. Enjoyed the headwall, wished it was a bit longer. Over to Pipsqueak Spire afterwards.


Donno - Aug 12, 2013 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002

NE Butress  Sucess!

W/ Reza, Gary Stuebe and Mark Krotine
Aug 2013 - climbed N. ArĂȘte w/ Rico


cab - Oct 1, 2012 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Ulrich's Route  Sucess!

The end of a traverse from Mt. Dade and Pipsqueak Spire. We actually threw a rope over the summit block and belayed from the other side. I wouldn't trust the rope to actually stay on top of the summit block on a hard fall, but it gave us some sense of security - probably not warranted. Great day with Mark and Pat.


oliverkalt - Sep 26, 2012 12:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2012

NE-ridge  Sucess!

What a dramatic summit!


WayneFry - Aug 27, 2012 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

NE Ridge  Sucess!

A ton of fun and highly recommended.


old5ten - Jun 30, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

N. Arete

C2C with the Gazelle. Long day with excellent conditions. Only party on the climb, although we did get passed by a soloist. Crux 5th pitch is only 5.8 (or possibly harder) if you climb it as an OW. The alternative, left side hand crack and stem, is pretty low key. Found the ridge (past ST P5) long and harder than 4th. Walked out under moonlight.


Bill562 - Jun 25, 2012 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Ulrichs  Sucess!

With Murad, Oleg and Marina from Mosquito Flat


krrt2000 - Feb 17, 2012 12:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1996

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Solo, awesome climb and view.

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