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South Early Winter Spire

WA North Cascades, USA

Climbs 7 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 1424m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
South Early Winters Spire is the highest summit of the Liberty Bell Group. Just South of the 'North Spire', rock is excellent granite and there are routes on all sides. The South Arete, SW Couloir, and SW Rib are very popular. With an easy approach up the Blue Lake Trail, or from the hairpin turn on Hwy 20, SEWS features many very accessible routes.

Access notes
Blue Lake Trail - ~1 hour of hiking on the trail leads to a meadow and opening on the NW side of the spire. Leave the maintained trail here, and head up and left on obvious climber paths. The SEWS is the rightmost of the obvious peaks.

Getting to routes on the East side of the peak is best accomplished via parking at the hairpin turn on hwy 20, and following easy gullies, climber trails, and open alpine terrain to the obvious base of the spire.

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1South West Rib5.8 ***1
2South Arete5.6 **1
 Climb nameGradex
3Direct East Buttress5.9 a1 *** 
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