Ascent of Early Winter Spire on 2018-07-01

Climber: Brook Peterson

Date:Sunday, July 1, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Early Winter Spire
    Elevation:7760 ft / 2365 m

Ascent Trip Report

4th, and last, in our attempted Liberty Traverse. We ascended via the chockstone route, and hit snow in the upper gully between NEWS and SEWS that slowed us. The runout last pitch felt like climbing up a child's playground slide, but one made out of crumbling granite. Not very fun, might have been better if I could have felt my hands or feet, but was very cold by that point. But views were excellent, and the rap we did off the top -- a double-rope stretcher that took us all that way back down into the lower gully -- was a blast. We were too slow to get SEWS, so this finished our attempted liberty traverse (got 4/5).
Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Liberty Traverse (attempt) (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Liberty Bell Mountain2018-07-01 
2Concord Tower2018-07-01 
3Lexington Tower2018-07-01 
4Early Winter Spire2018-07-01 

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