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The impressive Snowpatch Spire is the most obvious spire when entering the Bugaboo's. It stands just to the west of Applebee campground and is host to over 50 routes from 5.8 to 5.12. The largest wall on Snowpatch is the east face with routes ranging from 12 to 15 pitches and almost all of them being big wall in nature. The south, west and north faces boast numerous classic free routes such as the popular Snowpatch, Surfs Up, Kraus-McCarthy and Sunshine Crack. Snowpatch Spire is also the most difficult spire to climb with no routes to the top rated under 5.8.
All routes on the west face are approached via the Bugaboo-Snowpatch Col located on the north end of Snowpatch Spire. After climbing over the Col walk south to your desired route.
13 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Snowpatch Spire:
Wiessner's Route (aka SE Corner) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 17 pitches, 1500'
Surfs Up 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 500'
Wildflowers 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 900'
Kraus-McCarthy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 800'
Furry Pink Arete 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches
Super Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'
Sunshine Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 900'
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Bugaboo Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 North America : Canada : ... : Snowpatch Spire
INTRODUCTIONI met Ted Davies in Yosemite in 1975. He had just climbed the Salathe Wall on El Cap. His report was very positive about the quality of this line. If he and his buds thought it was similar to the Steck-Salalthe, we can believe it. Ted Davies Pat Derouin, and Ian Rowe were among the top alpine climbers in British Colombia during the early seventies. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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