South Early Winters Spire Climber's Log

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Vinny - Jul 30, 2017 4:26 pm

3 different routes  Sucess!

all fun in different seasons and different partners. awesome place to adventure


chandlerhaberlack - Jun 6, 2017 12:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2017

South Arete  Sucess!

Great day. We saw a goat at the top and gave him a little pee to lick up.


NatDeroxL7 - Jun 10, 2016 5:25 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2016

South Arete  Sucess!

Cold but fun climb!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - May 5, 2015 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2015

SW Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed the SW Buttress with spring snow. Jack skid down after the climb. The entire route was awesome and we even did the 5.10 crack variation on the 3rd pitch which I proceeded to thrash up.


fjes6 - Sep 2, 2014 1:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

South Arete  Sucess!

Good trip


MMclimbhigh - Aug 12, 2014 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

SW Buttress  Sucess!

Excellent route! A little bit of all types of climbing.....boulder moves, face climbs, cracks, off-widths and of course.....Nervous Nelly slab climbing. Great 5.8 adventure!


MMclimbhigh - Jul 15, 2013 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

S Arete  Sucess!

Classic climb of the S ArĂȘte. Easy, mellow route with great ambiance


gimpilator - Jun 10, 2013 3:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

SW Buttress  Sucess!

We were off route for the first pitch and had to make some awkward 5.9 moves. We combined several of the upper pitches and finished the climb in 5 rather than 7. Only two rappels while descending the South Arete.


whatdoIknow - May 28, 2013 11:19 am

SW couloir  Sucess!

AAI trip


telemarkdude - Nov 13, 2012 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1986

South Arete  Sucess!

No other climbers all day... only a bunch of mountain goats. Was a fun climb. Down climbed the South Arete as well.


TimmyC - Sep 8, 2012 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012

It's nice being lonely  Sucess!

My buddy and I were the only folks on the South ArĂȘte, pretty much all day -- and on a sunny Friday?! Getting ready to rap above the chimney, we waited for two gents to come up so that we wouldn't kick gravel down on them. They were the first folks we saw. Lovely day.


BKW - Jul 22, 2012 1:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2012

South Arete  Sucess!

We were the only group on the Spire on a great weather day. It was a fun route with some memorable moves. The hair pin on HW20 is a LONG way down when you're sitting on the summit.
Climbed with the Mountaineers.


AlexeyD - Jul 11, 2012 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

South Arete  Sucess!

Beautiful scenery, mostly very easy (3rd-4th class with occasional low fifth), but rather long and alpine route. Got a very late start (~11 AM at Blue Lakes trailhead!) so fighting crowds on the ascent was not an issue. Encountered a bit of a bottleneck at the whale back with multiple parties making their way down, but it was not much of a problem. Still lots of snow on the approach - watch for undermining with the rapidly warming temperatures. The descent, with its multiple short rappels and sections of simul-climbing, took about as long as the ascent. All in all a fun experience with spectacular scenery, and a good place to practice moving quickly in alpine terrain.


lutty11 - Dec 28, 2011 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

SW Couloir  Sucess!

Aborted Liberty Bell, nice back up option - enjoyable couloir great views (with gcap and vertigo soul).

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Sep 18, 2011 9:44 pm

S Arete  Sucess!

Fun climb with great scenery and solid rock. Will repeat!


zoomloco - Sep 13, 2011 3:39 pm

Take the alternative: Sw arete

Parties were turned away from the south arete,it was clogged this labor day weekend, but no other parties Sunday on our route (SW buttress). Some memorable moves and more sustained climbing than the south arete


Paul86 - Aug 28, 2011 1:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


Went up with Southwest Buttress. Was a good climb, great scenery and weather.


dan-o - Aug 12, 2011 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2010

South Arete  Sucess!

First multipitch climb, part of AAI's Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership part 1 class. Super fun.


SKI - Aug 10, 2011 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011

Oh nice!  Sucess!

SW Buttress. Thought that the slabs were tougher than the other cruxes!


GrumpyJohn - Jul 21, 2011 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

SW Buttress in the RAIN  Sucess!

Nice climb. Especially liked the rain.

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