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North Early Winter Spire

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North Early Winter Spire Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,760'
Location: 48.51291, -120.65557 View Map  Incorrect?
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Rapping from the massive chockstone at the bottom ...

Description 

Nearly as impressive as its neighbor, the North Early Winter Spire tends to be less popular because it has no easy way up or down. Nevertheless, it has many excellent routes and the summit view is great. The quality of the granite is very good. The summit is at 7760'.

Getting There 

Most of the routes on North Early Winter are on the west side, so approaching via the Blue Lake Trail is best. The approach will take most parties 1-2 hours. The descent route scrambles down south and west of the summit, then takes several rappels down to the Southwest Coulour between North and South Early Winter, from which some scrambling and one more short rappel bring you back to the ground.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Early Winter Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Early Winter Spire:
Chockstone Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'   
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
The West Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   
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Featured Route For North Early Winter Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: The Early Winter Spires. North Early Winter is on ...

Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : North Early Winter Spire
Typically done in 5 pitches, some can be strung together to do it in 4. There are some wide bits, but they are actually quite fun and don't require the use of wide crack techniques. The climb starts by scrambling up a trail traversing north along the base of North Early Winter to the base of a corner/crack that leads up to a ledge with lots of trees. P1 - Climb the crack/corner to the ledge. Part of it is a chimney that doesn't have much in terms of protection, but this section is short and fair...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of North Early Winter Spire Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: NEWS on the left, SEWS on the R.  Viewed from the ...
BETA PHOTO: NEWS on the left, SEWS on the R. Viewed from the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: NEWS summit view
NEWS summit view
Rock Climbing Photo: Early Winter Spires. Photo by Blitzo.
Early Winter Spires. Photo by Blitzo.

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