Bear Creek Spire NE Ridge TR! (w/beta?)

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tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Jun 2, 2010 - 10:05pm PT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jun 2, 2010 - 10:10pm PT
which weekend?

I could be down. I got a couple folks I've talked to about this route, but not yet set in stone.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 2, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
I have off july 18th to aug 20th :D
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Jun 3, 2010 - 12:35am PT
I might be up for it but it's a little soon to commit...

kev
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jun 4, 2010 - 12:17am PT
10-4 I've got some conflicts in August and July, but will have a weekend in there somewhere to do some bc. I'll ping ya.
rhyang

climber
SJC
Jul 13, 2010 - 11:47am PT
Anybody been up there yet this year ? Curious about approach conditions for the N arete ..
crøtch

climber
Jul 13, 2010 - 11:58am PT
On July 4th weekend, it was mandatory snow travel from Dade Lake all the way to the base of the N arete.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
Nicely done! I always wonder how you lowlanders from SoCal cope with the altitude.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2010 - 12:08pm PT
Heh, nice to see this bumped on my drive down from tuolumne to lone pine :) gettin on the sunshine peeweee route! Yay!
rhyang

climber
SJC
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:28pm PT
Sweet :) May I ask if there was any bare ground for camping around Dade ? Was the approach talus from Gem still covered with snow ?
crøtch

climber
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:35pm PT
There was snow covering most of the talus in the chute to Dade, but it is melting fast. And there was bare ground to camp on above Dade Lake. We camped a bit farther back on the knoll to the NE of the lake, but by now there should be more open ground near the lake.

Dade Lake, lower right quadrant


Dade Lake
rhyang

climber
SJC
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:49pm PT
Nice ! Thanks for the info.
Tattooed 1

Trad climber
Sebastopol, Ca
Jul 13, 2010 - 12:57pm PT
Most Excellent GDavis. Noice.
crøtch

climber
Jul 13, 2010 - 02:54pm PT
Have fun up there, rhyang!
kc

Trad climber
lg, ca
Jul 13, 2010 - 05:22pm PT
But did you stop at Pie in the Sky? That's mandatory when you're near Mosquito flats, as far as I'm concerned. Heaven.
rhyang

climber
SJC
Aug 3, 2010 - 10:40pm PT
We are wimps and will camp at Dade Lake to get an early start :) Is anyone bringing ice axe / crampons for the approach ? I've done the NE Ridge twice and have not needed them this time of year, but am unsure about the North Arete. Thanks !
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Aug 3, 2010 - 11:38pm PT
Did the NE ridge this last weekend. Same initial approach as for the arete. We took ice axes and used them a little as the snow was surprisingly solid early morning. Crampons not needed. We used ice axes descending Cox Col but it could be done without I suppose - snow was soft at noon. There were 3-4 parties on the Arete.


BCS from Dade Lake, Aug. 1, 2010
BCS from Dade Lake, Aug. 1, 2010
Credit: kunlun_shan
rhyang

climber
SJC
Aug 14, 2010 - 08:10pm PT
Climbed the North Arete yesterday, and did not need snow gear. Some pics -





Perseid meteor shower as viewed from Dade Lake was wonderful too. Trip report coming soon :)
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Aug 14, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
Nice! I wanna go do it!!
skipt

Mountain climber
Washington
Aug 14, 2010 - 10:43pm PT
I worked as the ranger in the canyon to the left of Rock Creek. So you can
imagine I would never admit to sneaking off and climbing Bear Creek Spire
on a 'few' occasions.

"No sir. Not me" were my exact words.

I love that peak.

Nice send Rhyang. Good job.


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