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South Early Winters Spire


Washington Pass, Washington, USA


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South Early Winter Spire SW Rib
Monday July 10, 2017 8:06am
First time on this route, not sure why I waited so long to do it! Great mix of crack and slab. My partner, new to trad, lead all the tough crack pitches. Amazing considering she just started trad climbing a few months ago. I wish a brought the big #5 cam for a couple of the cracks, but a nice group let me borrow a "big bro" tube chock, very helpful. No records were set as we were in cruise mode, so we used all of the day. And will again. I will go back for sure, but fist.............east face of Lexington. gonna get me some more wide! Brought too much gear and not enough water.

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jennys slippers
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jennys slippers is a big wall climber from Seattle.

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rockermike

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Berkeley
  Jul 11, 2017 - 05:44pm PT
Bump for a trip report. Thanks
The only thing I've climbed up there is Liberty Crack on Liberty Bell. Wonderful location. I'll have to go back.
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South Early Winters Spire - Southwest Rib III 5.8  - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click to Enlarge
South Early Winter Spire
Photo: Ian Nicholson
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