Bear Creek Spire Climber's Log

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danman3156 - Dec 5, 2006 6:49 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

North Arete

We were very surprised to find the route in full on winter conditions. The route was covered in snow and ice. We made it up about 3 pitches before time ran out as we were going for the car to car.


Travis_ - Oct 9, 2006 2:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Ulrichs Route in the Snow  Sucess!

Climbed via Ulrich's route w/ Bechtt and Mountain Impulse. Weather started off great, started snowing at the top of Cox Col. Starting comming down heavy by the time we reached the summit, quickly summited the summit block and headed back down in heavy snow. Very slippery. Great Trip!


bearbnz - Sep 27, 2006 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

I'm sorry I put this off for so long, this is a fine peak. The NE Ridge is a truly fun scramble, with enough exposure and difficulty to keep your focus.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Sep 27, 2006 3:40 pm

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Debbi and I did a handful of peaks over the Labor Day weekend, which included NE Ridge. Loved the "stegasaurus" back and keeping close to the North Arete. Wild and sometimes exposed climbing. Great day! Had a rest day a few days later and watched 5 out of 7 parties get "thwarted" on North Arete. Amusing!


ScottyS - Sep 27, 2006 1:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

via NE Ridge  Sucess!

Returned again to this classic scramble, this time as part of my knee rehab program. Barry, D.Rod, Stan, and myself enjoyed the route immensely, each taking a slightly different variation. Good (and scary) times were had by all. Hit Pyramid Peak on the way up and Pipsqueak Spire on the way down.


soslaw - Sep 12, 2006 3:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Ulrichs  Sucess!

Summited with Andre via Ulrich's route. Apart from the seemingly interminable boulder hopping, the climb above Cox Col was enjoyable with a little class 4 thrown in for good measure.


jonhersh - Sep 1, 2006 4:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2004

Route Climbed: North Arete  Sucess!

My first multi-pitch Sierra climb. Thanks to Dara for the great lead. Found the route description from Supertopo very helpful.

pjc30943 - Aug 29, 2006 3:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

NE Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed with SP member hashfxn; lots of loose rock lower down, very nice further along the upper pitches (if roped up). The descent can be tricky, so daylight is manditory unless the route is selected earlier.
Quite a fun route to ascend.


dervin - Aug 5, 2006 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

North Arete

This was the largest, and most challenging alpine climb I have attempted. As a result of exposure, rain/hail, and slow climbing we bailed 100 feet from the summit, so we could make it back to the trail before dark. I'll return, someday, to finish this one off.


bechtt - Jul 31, 2006 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Ulrichs Route  Sucess!

What a mountain! Fun the whole way. Multiple parties on top including 2 teams doing North Arete, a solo doing the NE ridge, and myself. Met more climbers heading up on the way down so definitely a popular mountain. Pictures


Andinistaloco - Jul 10, 2006 5:41 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Bear Creek Spire/ NE ridge  Sucess!

This was a good climb up to the very end, where things got a bit tricky. Trip report is here:

Still, a great summit and an incredible day!


Romain - Jun 30, 2006 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

North Arete  Sucess!

Climbed with René Renteria. This is a classic route. Trip report


asmrz - May 3, 2006 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 1991

North Arete of BCS in winter-Failed Attempt

Miguel Carmona and I skied from Tom's Place on Hwy 395 (Rock Creek Rd. is closed in winter) to Dade Lake in one day (23 miles) with winter overnight gear and full rack in February 1991 to attempt to climb the North Ridge of BCS in winter. At Dade Lake we were forced to take a day off to recover from the ski in and next day got up early to climb. Abandoned the climb on the 4th or 5th pitch, at the base of the three ribs as we both were unable to rewarm our hands and feet. It was unusually cold day, we climbed in leather mountain boots as we didn't think we could climb the arete in plastic boots. I'm not sure if this was ever attempted in winter since, does anyone know?

Dave K - Dec 1, 2005 10:31 am

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

I finally went back under clear but cold conditions to get the summit block. This was a very enjoyable climb, one that I'm sure I will repeat.


steeleman - Nov 7, 2005 12:38 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2005  Sucess!

Awesome day, great weather. A bit sketchy due to snow and ice, but well worth the hike. Trip report here.


tdoughty - Oct 16, 2005 12:09 pm

Route Climbed: east arete  Sucess!

nice route


Samantha - Sep 12, 2005 8:44 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: Sep. 11, 2005  Sucess!

Very cold but much better the second time without dodging lightning bolts.


Deb - Sep 7, 2005 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: North Arete Date Climbed: 4 Sept 05  Sucess!

Beautiful positive rock but too cold and windy for my taste! Awesome views from aloft and we spied a dude soloing the Northeast Ridge, never saw him descend by Cox Col though....? Of course we didn't descend properly either but did make it back to camp in mostly one piece.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Sep 6, 2005 12:29 pm

Route Climbed: North Arete Date Climbed: Sept 4 2005  Sucess!

Exciting alpine climbing with my life partner Deb. The crux? Getting back to base camp at Dade Lake : P Seriously, I felt the highlights of the route was the 1st pitch '5.8 handcrack' (nice expanding flake near the bottom.....a bit spooky!). Pitch 5 was a bit demanding ("5.8 off-width"). We found out later after the trip that we did a variation to the right of the original route, that went 5.10. No wonder I was sucking "O's". I think we're done for awhile doing north facing routes. Nearly froze our butts off....minimal sun. All in all, a Sierra classic!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Sep 5, 2005 5:10 pm

Route Climbed: Cox Col Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb w/ Jennie and Ed. Summit block was the most exciting feature of the weekend, and it was fun solving the problem all around the block. The backside seemed very doable, but we ended up surmounting it via the ledge and awkward mantle. Some fun 4th class downclimbing near the summit area. Thanks to my partners for the great company and fun climb!

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