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The Crescent Spire is located to the north of the Applebee campground between the Bugaboo Spire to the west and the Crescent Towers to the east. It has numerous 5 to 6 pitch 5.10's with McTech Arete and Paddle Flake being the most popular by far. Due to it's easy approach, short routes and bolted rap anchors (which you only need one 60m rope for) it makes a perfect crag for mediocre weather or rest days.
If approaching from the Kain hut the best option is to head toward the Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col but turn right before you get to the col and follow the Crescent Glacier to the spire.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Crescent Spire:
McTech Arete 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500'
Paddle Flake Direct 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'
McTech Roof 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'
Energy Crisis 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches
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McTech Roof 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b North America : Canada : ... : Crescent Spire
P1:Head up easy but slightly spooky flakes to a short, steep handcrack. Pull through this(technical crux) to the base of the obvious large roof and a great rest. Lieback out through the roof with good, but spread-out feet, saving juice for the awkard and strenous lip encounter.Pull over the lip on perfect hands and bad/high feet and then cruise up the easy but excellent hand crack. Walk over the top of the flake and down to a ledge with a two bolt anchor."P2" Walk to the flake you climbed over o...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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