reputedly one of the hardest summits to reach in the cascades, the standard route is a fun climb with many possible variations. It is also possible to link the N face with a climb of paisano pinnacle for a longer 5.9 outing.
Park in the pullout along hwy 20 below the spires and follow the well worn trail to Burgundy Col.
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North Face 5.8 Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600 feet, Grade III
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North Face 5.8 WA : North Cascades : ... : Burgundy Spire
P1-2 scramble up 4th with the occasional mid 5th move to the broad sandy ledge connecting with paisano pinnacle.P3-4 climb up the right side of the wide open bowl, being careful of the loose and exfoliating flakes. Aim for the obvious horn with tat around it above. You can go pretty much anywhere. I started up the center, got sketched by the looseness and traversed to the left, then climbed back right on decomposing thin shit with no gear. the right side looked more straightforward and thats the...[more] Browse More Classics in WA