Ascent of South Early Winter Spire on 2016-05-30

Climber: Jaime McCandless

Others in Party:Jason Curtis -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, May 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Early Winter Spire
    Elevation:7807 ft / 2379 m

Ascent Trip Report

There was snow from the trailhead to the base of the route. We hiked with trail runners, microspikes, and hiking poles, which was a bit iffy on the harder snow in the morning but worked well enough. The snow softened up enough in the afternoon that we could plunge-step our way down, even in tennies. We took a straight line back to the cars, but at the base it was starting to melt out enough that this direct winter de-proach probably wont be in much longer.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2407 ft / 733 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2407 ft / 733 m
    Route:SW Rib
    Start Trailhead:Blue Lake Trailhead  5400 ft / 1645 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:South Arete
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jaime McCandless
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