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South Spire - East Buttress [Suggest Change]
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1000 ft, 9 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Drew Brayshaw, Marc-Andre Leclerc, Jesse Mason, 2009|
|Page Views:||51 total · 51/month|
|Shared By:||Dru B. on May 31, 2018|
Description [Suggest Change]
This route climbs immediately right (north) of the Priest-Coupe couloir that divides Rexford from South Nesakwatch Spire. It is a fun 9-pitch rock climb, but requires a long snow slog to reach and is best done early in the season before the snow melts. Crampons and ice axes are required for the approach. Most of the climbing is 5.7, but there are a couple of short 5.9 sections that can be avoided. A very full day out, especially if descending west into Nesakwatch Creek and then returning to a vehicle parked in Centre Creek
Location [Suggest Change]
Cross Centre Creek and approach up the snow gully as for the North Face of Rexford or the Priest-Coupe couloir. At the bergschrund at the base of the P-C, move right onto rock and climb 9 pitches of slabs, cracks and ledges.
Protection [Suggest Change]
A light rack from nuts to 3" cams is sufficient. Bring a 4" or 5" cam or big balls if climbing the offwidth summit block on South Nesakwatch.