Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
North Early Winter Spire

Select Route:
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route) 
West Face, The 

North Early Winter Spire 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 7,760'
Page Views: 21,026
Administrators: Peter Franzen, Jon Nelson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 30, 2006
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area Add Route | Add Photo | Add Comment | Add Event
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
loading weather...
NEWS summit view

Description 

Nearly as impressive as its neighbor, the North Early Winter Spire tends to be less popular because it has no easy way up or down. Nevertheless, it has many excellent routes and the summit view is great. The quality of the granite is very good.


Getting There 

Most of the routes on North Early Winter are on the west side, so approaching via the Blue Lake Trail is best. The approach will take most parties 1-2 hours. The descent route scrambles down south and west of the summit, then takes several rappels down to the Southwest Coulour between North and South Early Winter, from which some scrambling and one more short rappel bring you back to the ground.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Early Winter Spire:
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   
Browse More Classics in North Early Winter Spire

Featured Route For North Early Winter Spire
The Early Winter Spires. North Early Winter is on the left. The Boving-Pollack Route heads up slightly left of center to the tree-covered ledge, then continues up and left. (Photo thanks to Matt Farmer)

Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  WA : Northwest Region : ... : North Early Winter Spire
Typically done in 5 pitches, some can be strung together to do it in 4. There are some wide bits, but they are actually quite fun and don't require the use of wide crack techniques. The climb starts by scrambling up a trail traversing north along the base of North Early Winter to the base of a corner/crack that leads up to a ledge with lots of trees. P1 - Climb the crack/corner to the ledge. Part of it is a chimney that doesn't have much in terms of protection, but this section is short and fair...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

Photos of North Early Winter Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Early Winter Spires. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Early Winter Spires.
Photo by Blitzo.
NEWS on the left, SEWS on the R.  Viewed from the West.
BETA PHOTO: NEWS on the left, SEWS on the R. Viewed from the ...
Rapping from the massive chockstone at the bottom of the col.
Rapping from the massive chockstone at the bottom ...
Comments on North Early Winter Spire Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -