Bear Creek Spire, NE Ridge TR


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Trad climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:06am PT
Very nice climb and done with style. Awesome photos! Amazing all the blocks and fins on that ridge. Just the lakes view makes me want to plan a trip.
Thanks for sharing.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:09am PT
Hey Rob - way to go! An inspirational life!

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:10am PT
Great stuff - thanks for sharing!

Trad climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:11am PT
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 18, 2009 - 11:19am PT
i added a link to the route beta page

Trad climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 11:29am PT
Nice pics rhyang!
Looks like a cool route. You had a beautiful day for it.
Dingus Milktoast

Aug 18, 2009 - 11:51am PT
Nice hike!

Mike Dahlquist

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 19, 2009 - 05:49pm PT
Thanks for the shout-out. Definitely do the East Ridge, it's my favorite BCS route and I've done both the NE Ridge and the N Arete. Spectacular exposure, Matthes Crest-like at the top. I first saw the ridge as a striking sun-shadow line from Mt. Tom two years ago on Thanksgiving weekend, the late autumn sun low in the sky left the South Face ablaze in light and everything on the north side dark. It was then I knew I had to climb this line, and it did not disappoint when I finally got around to it last October. Definitely bring your soloing hat for this one, a rope won't do much good in some of the spots but the rock was awesome an the routefinding challenging in spots. I really don't understand why this route doesn't get more action...

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
Mike: a friend wanted to try this route this past weekend, but his partner bailed. I've seen your and fossana's pics on SP here -

Did you guys do it car-to-car or from a base camp ?

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 19, 2009 - 06:14pm PT
Really stunning scenery and such great weather!

Trad climber
Sunnyvale, CA
Aug 27, 2009 - 02:49pm PT
Bump fpr a great photo-tr. It inspired my friend and I to get out there for the North Arete car-to-car this past Tuesday, TR coming soon!


Social climber
Jun 2, 2010 - 05:47pm PT

Trad climber
Palo Alto, California USA
Sep 20, 2010 - 12:21pm PT
Thanks for a very helpful trip report. Anyone who happens to read this "soon" ... the summit register was still there with two notebooks this past weekend, but there was no pen to be found!

Topic Author's Reply - Sep 20, 2010 - 01:06pm PT
Good job. Re: pen -- I'm pretty sure in 2007 I put a pencil in there. Was the register back near the summit block, or somewhere else ? We couldn't find it when we did the North Arete last month, but a party after us found it near one of the other rap stations -

Summit register on Bear Creek Spire.
Summit register on Bear Creek Spire.
Credit: Joe Stern

Trad climber
Tunneling out of prison
Sep 4, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
Nice TR Rhyang. I plan to go up there this weekend, if the weather is good.

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