American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington, Cascade Mountains, Burgundy Spire, Annie Green Spring Route

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  • Publication Year: 1979

Burgundy Spire, Annie Green Spring Route. David Jay and I climbed this new route on the south ridge and southwest face in mid-October. We scrambled up the obvious gully to a large chockstone and moved right to the ridgecrest. We followed the ridge for three and a half pitches (with some F8) to a large ledge. We climbed up the center of the face for four pitches (Class 4). At the base of a large overhang, we moved right to slabs (F8) to gain ledges above. From the left end of the ledges we climbed cracks for 300 feet to just below a square roof (F9). We traversed left (F9) to the ridge and followed it for three and a half pitches to the summit. NCCS III, F9.

Chris Greyell

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