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North America, United States, Washington—Cascade Mountains, Spire Point, South Face

Spire Point, South Face. On September 14, Paul Karkiainen and I made the first ascent of the south face of 8220-foot Spire Point, 600 feet above the snow high over Cub Lake in the Dome Peak country. The route starts at a chimney west of the bottom of the face and goes fairly directly to the summit. A few pitons were used as well as a nylon sling which came off its rock projection when it was most needed and went shooting down the rope to the belayer. NCCS IV, F6, except for an easier section in upper mid-face.

Dick Benedict, unattached