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North America, United States, Washington?Cascade Mountains, Chianti Spire, East Face

Chianti Spire, East Face. On September 8, John Culberson, Shaun Kelley and I climbed a route on Chianti Spire that begins directly below the summit. The climb follows a long left-leaning ramp up into a left-facing comer and an off-width crack. Three more pitches led up, crossing Rebel Yell, and finally gained the notch between Burgundy Spire and Chianti. A short pitch led to the summit up the normal route (III, 5.9).

Alan Kearney