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Routes in Eastpost Spire

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Type: Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Meredith DB on Dec 9, 2007
Admins: Kate Lynn

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Description

This 4th class route is the left-hand skyline of Eastpost spire, as seen from the Kain hut. Because the route is short and not committing, it is good as an introduction to the Bugaboos or on a day with bad weather. It can also be used as the descent on a traverse of Eastpost (via the SE ridge).

To approach, first hike up to the Applebee dome campground. From the dome, head up faint trails towards the col between Crescent and Eastpost.

Once the col is reached, head up the ridge. The climb is slightly harder if you stay on the ridge the whole way. Moving to the west side of the ridge makes the climb easier. There are cairns at many places on the ridge.

Descend the route.

Location

This route is the left-hand skyline of Eastpost spire when viewed from the Kain hut. To approach, first hike up to the Applebee dome campground. From the dome, head up faint trails towards the col between Crescent and Eastpost.

Descend the route.

Protection

No gear needed if climbers are comfortable on 4th class rock.

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Lzpup Brewster
santee, ca
 
Lzpup Brewster   santee, ca
 
Great climb for a questionable weather day- short. Aug 16, 2015
Walt Packer
Logan, UT
 
Walt Packer   Logan, UT
 
I thought this was a really easy and fast way to get high if you don't want to get on a committing route or brought up people who don't want to go on epics. Trail is straightforward, only committing part it felt like was the last 30' to get on the summit block. Felt like 5th class, but really easy moves to the top. Everything but that last section felt like a hike. Aug 29, 2018

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