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Brenta Spire Rock Climbing
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DescriptionBrenta Spire stands to the north of the main group of spires in the Bugaboos. The rock quality is generally quite good, though the routes on it have more of a mountaineering feel compared to the rock climbing routes of the rest of the spires. By far the most common route is the south ridge, which can be climbed on its own or as part of the popular Brenta Spire - Northpost Spire traverse.
Getting ThereThe approach varies depending on the route chosen.
For the south ridge you will need to access the Brenta Spire-Crescent Spire col. I will describe two ways to reach this col.
1. From Applebee camp hike north through the col between Eastpost Spire and the Crescent Towers. Descent snow slopes passing to the base of a valley. Scramble west through large boulders to a point just below the Brenta-Crescent col. A ledge system, beginning at climber's right, zig-zags up the wall to the col itself. There is some exposure along this ledge system but no real difficulty.
2. Climb to the col between Crescent Spire and the Crescent Towers. This col can be reached directly by scrambling up a loose gully. Alternately you can climb a route on the Crescent Towers such as McTech Arete or Paddle Flake and traverse over the summit of Crescent Spire from left to right.
From the Crescent Spire-Crescent Towers col descend north over easy terrain towards Brenta Spire. Eventually you will a reach a narrowing ridge crest where a short low 5th class downclimb leads to easier terrain and the Brenta Spire-Crescent Spire col.
Classic Climbing Routes at Brenta Spire
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