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Routes in Crescent Spire

Energy Crisis T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
McTech Arete T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
McTech Roof T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Paddle Flake T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Paddle Flake Direct T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Surprisingly Subsevere T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Westside Story T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Woza Moya T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 9,140 ft
GPS: 50.75, -116.777 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Steven Lucarelli on Oct 3, 2006
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Description

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.

Getting There

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.

From the Applebee campground walk toward the east side of camp and look for a trail that climbs north onto the moraine. Follow the trail around the west side of the first lake you come to and around the east side of the second lake. Then straight north up the Crescent Glacier.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Crescent Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
McTech Arete
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Westside Story
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Paddle Flake
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Paddle Flake Direct
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
McTech Roof
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Energy Crisis
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
McTech Arete 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Westside Story 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Paddle Flake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Paddle Flake Direct 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
McTech Roof 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Energy Crisis 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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