Bear Creek Spire

Elevation (feet): 13,713
Elevation (meters): 4,180
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.3681
Longitude: -118.767
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1923
First successful climber(s): Hermann Ulrichs
Convenient Center: Toms Place or Bishop

Thanks to Craig Peer for adding this peak.

An impressive and beautiful mountain situated at the head of Little Lakes Valley. This mountain has several excellent rock climbs of an easier ( class 4 ) and more technical nature.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 5 trip reports for Bear Creek Spire.

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  • Log #21011 - by john R on Sep 05, 2007
    Soled the north east ridge. Great climb. There are some loose spots, and some fifth class at the very end;the final ridge is spectacular. I had done it once before and was able to glissade much of...
  • Log #14367 - by Ben Folsom on Sep 19, 2001
    My friend Robert Hendersen and I climbed the North Arete on the fourth of July 1999. Great climb, bad weekend to be there. There must have been three or four parties ahead of us on the route, and we...
  • Log #14368 - by Jon Hardt on Dec 18, 2000
    Climbed with Bill Hessel. Some snow near top. Considerable wind after crossing ridge.
  • Log #14369 - by Eddie Rivera on July 23, 2000
    Soloed Peak as a Day Hike(previous day had done White Mt.)get a very early start, about 5:30am. Arrivied at base of NE ridge about 7:30am- Follow ridge up to crest of North arete, that took me to a...
  • Log #14370 - by Craig Peer on June 15, 2000
    I climbed the Northeast Ridge route with Duncan Laing - a classic climb. Got off route near the top - don't go too close to the crest of the ridge or you'll wind up doing 5.4 - 5.7 rock in your boots...