American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Purcell Range, Northpost Spire, Bugaboos, North Face

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  • Publication Year: 1968

North post Spire, Bugaboos, North Face. From a camp on the west side of the Vowell Glacier, Jim Alt, Volker Vogt and I in June climbed the north face of Northpost Spire. We ascended easy third-class slopes to the right of the slabs to just below the steep wall. Several hundred feet of fourth to fifth-class climbing led up left to a large ledge area. From this we followed an inside corner for 600 feet. The last two leads were of very difficult fifth-class jams and laybacks.

Stephen Arsenault, Harvard Mountaineering Club

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