Climbs 7
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1424m a.s.l
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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.

Approach 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.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 South West Rib 5.8 *** 2
Climb name Grade
2 South Arete 5.6 ** 3
Climb name Grade
3 Direct East Buttress
5.9 a1 ***  

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