RPC's South Early Winters Spire - Direct East Buttress

RPC's South Early Winters Spire - Direct East Buttress

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We climbed this nice line towards the end of a summer season. I recall a PITA scramble to the base from the hairpin turn. The 11 faces went as A0 ladders. Came down the standard route. Decent line.


DEBDEB on SEWS from the hairpin turn (line visible in full res.).

DEBStarting up pitch 1. There's another party above.

DEBShirley following pitch 2.

DEBLeading pitch 3.

DEBFollowing the lower bolt ladder pitch.

DEBNearing the belay and busting out some free.

DEBShirley belaying atop the first bolt ladder.

DEBStarting pitch 6 (-ish).

DEB, South Early Winters SpireShirley following the great pitch after the 1st bolt ladder.

DEBAiding the 2nd bolt ladder.
DEBView down from the 2nd bolt ladder.

DEBNearing the top of the route with the hairpin turn and the spire shadows below.

DEBShirley (wearing my jacket) near the top of DEB.

DEBShadows of the Liberty Bell spires from high up on DEB.

DEBTopping out on DEB.


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