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Elevation: 13,713 ft 4,180 m
GPS: 37.3681, -118.767
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Mar 13, 2006
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This fantastic rock peak dominates Little Lakes Valley and has at least four high-quality routes to its name. Another High Sierra prerequisite summit.

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From 395 at Tom's Place drive west to Mosquito Flats. Hike along Little Lakes Valley trail to Long Lake, then follow a faint trail up to either Treasure Lakes or before reaching those lakes cut left and up to the desolate Dade Lake (4.25 miles, 1,300 feet of elevation gain).

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Location: Bear Creek Spire Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at Bear Creek Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 170
Northeast Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 225
North Arete
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
East Arete
Trad, Alpine 22 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northeast Ridge
 170
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
North Arete
 225
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
East Arete
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 22 pitches
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