View up Bear Creek Spire's NE...

View up Bear Creek Spire's NE Ridge from the start of the route. Aug 20, 2002

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Diggler

Diggler - Jul 22, 2003 12:18 pm - Hasn't voted

nice photo

Great shot, Bob- this pic allows me to visualize the commitment & exposure (& excitement!) of this route. I definitely want to do it now!

Dave K - Jul 22, 2003 12:39 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: nice photo

Diggler, I climbed the Northeast Ridge this weekend under very ugly weather conditions. Even so, I think it is a great route. Peter Croft, in his recent book (I think it's called "The Good, the Great, and the Awesome"), describes the Northeast Rdge as the best class 4 climb in the Sierra.

Diggler

Diggler - Jul 22, 2003 1:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice photo

I've read about the route in that book (great book, too!). Also a great initiative provider (Croft's endorsement means it's gotta be great, it would seem!)

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jul 22, 2003 8:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice photo

I thought it was a fun climb, but think Croft is taking literary license in calling it the best class 4 climb in the Sierra. I climbed the route on Norman Clyde's description of it as "an enjoyable climb" which he attaches to about a hundred routes in the Sierra.



I would rate the class 4 route from Humphreys' NW Notch to the summit a better one than this, for example.

bearbnz

bearbnz - Sep 19, 2006 8:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice photo

Bob, David misquoted a bit. Croft writes (page 141, The Good, The Great, and The Awesome) that "This is one of the very best Class 4 routes in the High Sierra."

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