Pipsqueak Spire Climber's Log

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CWessels - Aug 22, 2016 2:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2016

East Face  Sucess!

Scrambled up an unnamed east face route from Dade Lake and it was loose loose loose. Not the best. I thought the chimney side of the summit block was pretty hard with approach shoes, and wished I had rock shoes. The other way up the block is pretty easy though.


Fairweather - Oct 18, 2015 12:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2015

From Mt. Dade / Hourglass  Sucess!

Nice summit block! With Todd.


bechtt - Jun 29, 2015 6:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2015

From Hourglass  Sucess!

After doing Dade, climbed NE slope and enjoyed a couple hundred feet of scrambling. Used the flake and knob to pull myself onto the "saddle". Descended too early (rain/hail cancelled BCS for me) and had to weave my way through the cliff band below the peak.


cab - Oct 1, 2012 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

From Mt. Dade  Sucess!

Fun, easy climb from Mt. Dade. The register dated back to the fifties. We continued our traverse to Bear Creek Spire afterwards. Great day with Mark and Pat.


danman3156 - Nov 8, 2011 1:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

From BCS  Sucess!

Traversed from Bear Creek Spire. Fun ridge with interesting climbing.


mrchad9 - Jul 18, 2011 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

From BCS  Sucess!

Quick side trip on a dayhike from Bear Creek Spire. BCS was the highlight, though I did like the view down to the snow pond in the Mount Dade saddle.

cottersnow - Nov 29, 2009 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Traversing  Sucess!

Bear Creek first, pipsqueak, then dade. Crappy post holing back to the car. A good warm up for the season.


granjero - Sep 8, 2009 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2005

North Ridge  Sucess!

Cool summit. View is worth it.

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Aug 18, 2009 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

cute name ;)  Sucess!

I looked at the route description because I liked the name of the peak, but it ended up being useful info because we found out we could easily traverse the ridge from Bear Creek Spire to Dade. The move up the summit block might be easy for taller people like bighornmonkey, but it was really reachy for pipsqueak like me standing at 5'4"! I got it though...just stand against the face, reach up with one hand on the knob, other on the crest, and pull! Fun stuff :)


bighornmonkey - Aug 17, 2009 1:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009

part of the traverse  Sucess!

Climbed Bear Creek Spire, then traversed to Mt Dade.
This cool peak was along the way.


bearbnz - Sep 29, 2006 9:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

Ridge traverse  Sucess!

Descended the Ulrichs route from BCS down to the saddle, then followed the ridgline over to Pipsqueak. Kinda repetitive talus scrambling over huge blocks, and the summit wasn't as exciting as I was expecting. Fairly easy, limited exposure (the fairly easy part was good). Retraced the ridgeline back to the saddle, and descended into Little Lakes Valley from there.


ScottyS - Sep 27, 2006 1:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2006

from BCS  Sucess!

Not sure if a bump on a ridge should get a register entry, but here we go. Sticking to the ridge crest from Cox Col is good practice.


cp0915 - Jul 29, 2006 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

Hourglass Couloir  Sucess!

Actually a very nice little summit. Fun scrambling near the top.


PellucidWombat - Sep 17, 2005 6:45 pm

Route Climbed: W slopes - S Ridge - Descended Hour Glass Couloir Date Climbed: August 5th, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed both sides of the summit block - what fun it was! Perhaps it is a good warmup for climbing Starlight's summit block?


Deb - Sep 7, 2005 12:29 pm

Route Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: 3 September 2005  Sucess!

Happy Labor Day! Oh but we didn't work too hard to reach the summit, just some scrambling and a few one-move 5th class stuff straight up from Dade Lake. I wasn't up to clawing onto the summit block since I don't like downclimbing "5.6" - does that mean I didn't reach the summit? :( Saw a fox, or some big dog thing, running down from Cox Col and to the lake for a sip, very cool!

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Sep 6, 2005 12:43 pm

Route Climbed: East Face (3rd/4th Class) Date Climbed: Sept 3 2005  Sucess!

Deb and I scrabbled up the East Face from Dade Lake. The bottom of the route intersects some "stripes" on some loose slabs and works straight up to a huge hanging flake (some 4th class climbing) and up to the northern "shoulder" of Pipsqueak. Follow the shoulder up to the summit. Couldn't find a register at the base of the so-called "spire".


dshoshone - Aug 2, 2005 2:00 pm

Route Climbed: hourglass/north ridge Date Climbed: July 10/2005

The north ridge is very enjoyable class 3, short though


Completebum - Jul 4, 2005 3:08 pm

Route Climbed: from Cox Col Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

Got this one on my way to Dade from BCS. The ridge from Cox col made for some enjoyable scrambling and the summit block wasn't too bad either. Did the west side of the block first then monkeyed around in the crack on the NW side. The top of the block was a great place for a short nap.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jun 27, 2005 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: NE Slope (ascent) / SE Ridge (descent) Date Climbed: May 14, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed Dade and Pipsqueak in Spring conditions. Pipsqueak turned out to have the more interesting scrambling of the two. With Matthew and Sam. Trip Report

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