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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+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 17 pitches, 1500'
Wildflowers 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 900'
Surfs Up 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 500'
Kraus-McCarthy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 800'
Furry Pink Arete 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches
Super Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 900'
Sunshine Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 900'
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Super Direct 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b North America : Canada : ... : Snowpatch Spire
A superb and varied trad line with bolted rappels on the West Face of Snowpatch Spire. I am putting this on here because (a) it needs more traffic(b) we cleaned P2 and it's awesome now(c) the guide is vague on gear(d) I have slightly better pitch beta, which is as follows:P1 20m 5.9 corner to gear belay where crack divides. You can see the final rap station to climber's right across from you, under a small roof-- pins and slings.P2 55m 10c lieback with good feet and lots of gear. Gear belay ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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