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Routes in Nesakwatch Spires

Ensawkwatch Enchainment (D) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Spire - North Ridge (PD+) T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
South Spire - North Ridge (AD-) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 2500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Kobus Barnard, John Black, Emily Butler (1993)
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Shared By: Eric Bowes on Sep 4, 2017
Admins: Kate Lynn

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From Kevin McLane's Alpine Select: This is a traverse of the two Nesakwatch Spires and Rexford, linking the two north ridges of the Spires, by descent on their south sides, into the narrow col between S. Spire and Rexfor. Climb a few pitches up the short NW face of Rexford to the summit and descend via the W. ridge route.


single rack, long draws, 30m rope.


The full Nesakwatch Traverse, as originally done by Kobus, Emily and John, starts off on Guardian Peak and climbs Guardian, Disillusion, North Illusion, South Illusion, North Nesakwatch, South Nesakwatch, Rexford, Pi Pillar and Rexford South. It's 5.9 (North Ill- South Ill notch is crux) and takes one very long day or two shorter days to complete. Sep 8, 2017

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