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Spire Gully

Washington > Northwest Region > Hwy 20 & N Casc… > N Cascades > Washington Pass > Hairpin Crags
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details


This popular ski line is now home to many bolted routes. Good rock and a choice of sun or shade.

Information comes from Brian Burdo's "Mazama Granite: Cool Cragging in the Cascades" booklet, available at Goat's Beard in Mazama.

If you know the names or history of these routes, please let me know and I will add them.

Getting There

From the hairpin, look up toward South Early Winters Spire. Spire Gully is visible below and a bit left. The approach will be snow covered in early season, otherwise follow the trail uphill. Seven minute approach.

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Looking at the hairpin from the gully
[Hide Photo] Looking at the hairpin from the gully