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Snowpatch Spire Rock Climbing
Routes in Snowpatch Spire
|Buckingham Route (easy version) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Bugaboo Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1|
|Flamingo Fling T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Furry Pink Arete T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Kraus-McCarthy T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Minotaur Direct T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Snowpatch Route (aka SE Corner/Wiessner's Route) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Southwest Ridge - Direct Finish T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Sunshine Crack T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sunshine Wall T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Super Direct T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Surfs Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Warrior Way T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A2|
|Wildflowers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Wile Flowers T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a R|
|GPS:||50.737, -116.782 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Steven Lucarelli on Oct 3, 2006|
DescriptionThe impressive Snowpatch Spire is the most obvious spire when entering the Bugaboo's. It stands just to the west of Applebee campground and is host to over 50 routes from 5.8 to 5.12. The largest wall on Snowpatch is the east face with routes ranging from 12 to 15 pitches and almost all of them being big wall in nature. The south, west and north faces boast numerous classic free routes such as the popular Snowpatch, Surfs Up, Kraus-McCarthy and Sunshine Crack. Snowpatch Spire is also the most difficult spire to climb with no routes to the top rated under 5.8.
Getting ThereAll routes on the west face are approached via the Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col located on the north end of Snowpatch Spire. After climbing over the Col walk south to your desired route.
For routes on the north face follow the trail from the campground or hut toward the Col and north face is to your left once your in the Col.
The east face is obvious from the hut and the campground.
The south face is accessed via the Bugaboo Glacier. There is a trail to the Glacier from the hut, but from the campground its fastest to just scramble over scree straight toward the Glacier.
Classic Climbing Routes at Snowpatch Spire
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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