Snowpatch Spire Climber's Log

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SarahThompson - Aug 27, 2017 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2017

Snowpatch Route  Sucess!

Climbed via the Snowpatch Route from Appleby Camp. Awesome! Soloed to Wiessner Overhang, led traverse out, simuled slabs to pear in 1 go, led p1 of 3 on headwall.

setrent - Aug 3, 2015 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2015

SW Corner  Sucess!

A fun and historic route. Get up early to avoid the crowds. Some route-finding issues on the headwall and "old school" 5.6 make this a more committing outing than the grade would indicate. Raps can be done with a single 60M cord off bolted anchors to the west of the summit.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Sep 6, 2012 11:20 am

via Snowpatch  Sucess!

simul climbed a big majority of it. Hand traverse was kind of fun in a water fall. lol


danman3156 - Sep 15, 2010 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010

Amazing Spire  Sucess!

We climbed the Snowpatch routed and Surfs Up on separate days. An amazing summit!


mvs - Sep 14, 2009 12:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2003

Fun climb  Sucess!

Via the Snowpatch Route with Robert and Mark. We did a fair bit of simul-climbing. We did simul-raps on the way down. Then we did an alternate descent back to the hut instead of the usual Pigeon Col. Really fun!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jul 17, 2008 11:26 pm

1982: Dream come true  Sucess!

SW Corner. Drove to the Bugs in a VW in a single 36-hour push from San Francisco.


GCutforth - Nov 30, 2007 2:07 am

Krauss McCarthy Route  Sucess!

Not the most breathtaking position, but a great climb all the same. We topped out with a full on electrical storm bearing down. Needless to say the we made a hasty retreat.


MtnMagic - Oct 14, 2007 3:27 am

Surf's up  Sucess!

Upper pitches are nice cracks in a stellar position. The view from the summit couldn't be better. What a summit! By the way, making 60m raps will not get you down the Kraus-Mcarthey any faster. We had to reclimb a pitch to get a rope unstuck...


bfrench - Aug 21, 2007 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2001

SW Corner  Sucess!

Another great route in the bugs in perfect weather.

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