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Ascent of South Early Winter Spire on 2016-08-13

Climber: Sandeep Kumar

Date:Saturday, August 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Early Winter Spire
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7807 ft / 2379 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at blue lake trailhead on 12th and started from Blue Lake Trailhead around 7am on 13th. Climbed South Arete route with about 5 pitches and scrambled the last pitch to the top. Scrambled down again, hip belayed at the shark fin, scrambed down more and then did 3 rappels to get down.
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All of us at the summit of South Early Winter Spire (2016-08-13). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2407 ft / 733 m
    Trailhead:Blue Lake Trailhead  5400 ft / 1645 m
    Grade/Class:5.7
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Nice clear weather
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 



Other Photos

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View of Liberty Bell Mountain group (2016-08-13). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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