American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Washington—Cascade Mountains, South Early Winter Spire, North Face, 1988

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South Early Winter Spire, North Face, 1988. In August 1988, Doug Ingersoll and I climbed a partially new route of the west face of North Early Winter Spire. From a point just below the chockstone between the two spires, we climbed directly up to a pedestal, then up a thin comer requiring aid. Next we trended up ramps right and then back left. At the end of the ramps, I had to aid an arching crack heavily covered with lichen. Moderate climbing then led to the summit. (III, 5.10, A2.) Doug later went back and worked out the moves on the second pitch at 5.11 + or 5.12-.

Andrew Selters, Unaffiliated

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