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West McMillan Spire Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 48.77318, -121.27828 View Map  Incorrect?
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The higher western summit of the aesthetic twin peaks of the McMillan Spires in the Southern Picket Range.
The peak is within North Cascades NP, thus a wilderness permit from the Marblemount Wilderness Info Center is required to camp.

Getting There 

Hwy 20 to the Goodell Creek Approach "Trail"
Elevation: 600 ft.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in West McMillan Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West McMillan Spire:
West Ridge   4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13     Trad, Alpine, 2000'   
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Featured Route For West McMillan Spire

West Ridge 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b PG13  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : West McMillan Spire
Take the Goodell Creek approach (gaining ~5000 ft. via steep brushy hiking) to Terror Basin. Good bivy spots here. From Terror Basin traverse along rocky benches, cross the outlet of a large glacial lake and climb slabs and snow until on Terror Glacier below the McMillian Spires. Ascend the glacier toward a steep snow/ice gully which allows access to the West Ridge. It's a mellow 3rd-4th class scramble up scree and talus to the exposed summit block. Descent: reverse the rout...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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