RPC's North Early Winters Spire - West Face

RPC's North Early Winters Spire - West Face

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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.


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

West FaceShirley leading pitch 3 of West Face.

West FaceStarting up pitch 4 crux.

West FaceGame face on the crux.

West FaceShirley on the pitch 4 crux.

West FaceShirley leading pitch 5 (pretty hard too IMHO).

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

West FaceLooking up at Shirley from near the top of pitch 5.


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EricChu - Aug 12, 2010 6:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Quite impressive!

A pretty formidable climb that is!


rpc - Aug 12, 2010 6:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Quite impressive!

thanks Eric - a very good climb (just trying to organize/clean up some of our old SP material) Cheers.

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