South Early Winters Spire

South Early Winters Spire is located 1 mile south of Washington Pass and is visible from the North Cascades Highway. It is part of the Liberty Bell massif and offers clean excellent rock climbing. Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide for established climbing route information.

Elevation (feet): 7,807
Elevation (meters): 2,380
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.512215
Longitude: -120.655137
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Mazama

Thanks to Michiel van der Meer and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

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

There are 6 trip reports for South Early Winters Spire.

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  • Log #8769 - by Tomas Weigle on Oct 03, 2003
    We got an early start and on the summit by around noon. Saw only one other party of 2 ahead of us. Conditions lower down were steep, crusty, avalanche consolidation. Higher up in the crux slot there...
  • Log #8768 - by Glenn Phipps on Oct 02, 2003
    Both days of climbing to ourselves! No one else any where around! Both climbs were perfect weather, climbing is sound, as hard as you want to make it. A great place to be!
  • Log #8770 - by Glenn Phipps on Oct 02, 2003
    After completing the Becky route on Liberty Bell, we took off and cooled down in the creek and a nearby campground. Steaks and beer that night for dinner then another early (?) start for SEWS. We...
  • Log #8771 - by Thomas Permanseder on July 17, 2003
    I climbed it several times. The last 2 times on a bolted rockclimbing route (IV - 5.6 - 5.7) on the eastface. Wonderfull climbing on firm rock.
  • Log #8772 - by Thomas Permanseder on Feb 26, 2003
    I climbed the Partenkirchner Dreitorspitze several times. The most popular route (and the easiest - there is a fixrope) is the "Hermann-von-Barth-Weg". But there are many routes in...
  • Log #8773 - by Michiel van der Meer on Jan 01, 2003
    The scenery would have been beautiful if it wasn't for the clouds. We had a very good time and the climb was very nice. It is only a two days walk from the Garmisch train station.