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Crescent Spire Rock Climbing
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|
|GPS:||50.75, -116.777 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Steven Lucarelli on Oct 3, 2006|
DescriptionThe 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 ThereIf 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Crescent Spire
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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