South Early Winters Spire, East Buttress

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25 September 2005

Early Winters Spires from North Cascades Highway The Early Winter Spires from Highway 20's hairpin turn below Washington Pass. South Early Winters Spire is on the left.

A climb this striking about a half mile from the road demands attention. We climbed it as two parties of two. Ross and I were beginning to wonder what had happened when Tony and Justin finally joined us atop the highest peak of the Liberty Bell group.

Climb a roof; climb a chimney; climb another roof; climb a bolt ladder; climb a thin crack; this is a fun-filled climb.

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Get bent for the ligne de pente