Spire Peak Climber's Log

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Deb

Deb - Jul 20, 2016 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2016

Southeastern Face  Sucess!

First good long day after surgery - ascended Class 3-4 directly up southeastern face cuz the sandy chute sounds boring. Relatively windy on summit so opted out of straining myself on highest boulder block with all that exposure and being solo. Descended eastern face on ball bearings and tense Class 3-4 on large blocks. Wonderful wonderful day to be in the Sierra!

mrchad9

mrchad9 - Aug 6, 2012 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012

South Chute  Sucess!

Quick run up the chute before hiking out from Royce Lakes. Stunning views and a great summit block... I think a more challenging summit block than Bear Claw Spire but the layout of Bear Claw Spire's is unbeatable.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Jul 29, 2011 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

SW ridge  Sucess!

Exposed summit blocks on top of some clean 3rd class scrambling..cool peak. Bonus on SC 2010. Did this one after Feather.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 5, 2011 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2010

SW Ridge  Sucess!

Met seano at the summit, day 6 of the Sierra Challenge after returning from Feather Peak. Summit block was both impressive and fun. Trip Report

dshoshone

dshoshone - Jul 21, 2009 10:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

N. Face / East Arete  Sucess!

Fun climb from Granite Park, cl.3 with a few cl.4 moves

cba

cba - Jul 15, 2008 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

NE Ridge up & back

Climbed with Poser. Summit "block" was like a 10ft tall potato chip standing on its edge - I opted for just grabbing it with my hands. Not worth the consequences. Found the register left by the 1969 FA party. It had fallen over the edge and we took it back up to the top. The first entry for the NE ridge was dated 1971, and there were only about 28 signatures total.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Aug 17, 2005 1:01 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge (ascent) / South Face (descent) Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

The NE Ridge was an enjoyable but pretty easy scramble, a fair amount of third class and a few short class 4 sections. The South Face was a pretty good descent route, lots of sand, and only a few class 3-4 bits.



But the summit block was pretty stiff class 4 and downright scary--it seems to overhang on at least two sides, there are few good handholds, considerable faith in friction is required for the initial footholds, and to top things off, the rock was wet from the rain that had just started. For good measure, there's also significant exposure, and seemingly no good way of protecting the move even if I had a rope and a partner there with me. Maybe climbing with a partner and employing a shoulderstand would be the best approach to climbing the thing?



Anyway, I backed off from the final summit block in favour of staying alive. Maybe I'll go back sometime with a partner. Or maybe not.

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