Spire Point

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Spire Point is an impressive sight for climbers on the Ptarmigan Traverse which is a scenic mountaineering traverse from Cascade Pass south to Dome Peak. The rugged and remote Spire Point has several routes involving glacier traverses and technical rock climbing on granite and gneiss. The sharp summit pinnacle rises above the glacial ice that carved it: the Dana Glacier on the northeast aspect, the Spire Glacier in the northwest cirque, and the small remnant West Spire Glacier on the southwest side. There are nearby campsites on the Ptarmigan Traverse route at White Rock Lakes to the north, and to the south on Itswoot Ridge or Cub Lake. Spire Point is located in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, two miles northwest of Dome Peak.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for information on the established climbing routes.

Elevation (feet): 8,264
Elevation (meters): 2,519
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.3176
Longitude: -121.0718
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1938
First successful climber(s): Dickert, Lind, MacGowan
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Darrington

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