American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, Eastpost Spire, West Face, Bugaboos, 1989

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Eastpost Spire, West Face, Bugaboos, 1989. In the first week of August 1989, Dave Turner and I climbed a new route on the west face of Eastpost Spire. From a point just right of a plumbline from the summit, we ascended a full 5.6 to 5.8 pitch on pretty good rock in a left-facing comer. A traverse left around a wide overhang took us to a system of sandy ledges. From there we found that the striking dihedrals leading to the summit were very gritty and had no cracks and so we trended right up loose but reasonably protected rock. A traverse into a wide chute and climbing up it were the crux and final (sixth) pitch. (III, 5.10-.)

Andrew Selters, Unaffiliated

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