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Routes in North Early Winter Spire

Chockstone Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Easy Snow
Early Winter Couloir T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AI2-3 M4+ A1
Labor Pains T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
West Face, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Elevation: 7,760 ft
GPS: 48.513, -120.656 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 30, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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. The summit is at 7760'.

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Early Winter Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Polla…
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
The West Face
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Bo… 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
The West Face 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
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