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'
Featured Route For Snowpatch Spire
Sunshine Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c North America : Canada : ... : Snowpatch Spire
This climb is one of the best I have ever done! It follows a continuous crack system for almost 900 feet and has everything from fingers to offwidth. The following description is as my partner and I climbed it which was in six long pitches with a 60m rope. Done this way we thought that every pitch was in the 5.10 range. Bring two ropes to rap off (we had a tag line) and some warm clothes since you'll be in the shade for most of the climb. P1: Climb up a steep right facing dihedral with two...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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