South Early Winter Spire – Northwest Face – 5.11A – 8/3/2015

Last Saturday Aaron and I climbed the Northwest Face of South Early Winter Spire. It was a long, hard, strenuous, mentally¬† and physically challenging, and honestly too hard for me. But now that I am back home, I have the desire to try again and do better and faster. This route¬†is a five star climb….

North Early Winter Spire – West Face – 5.11A – 6/27/2015

Jadwiga and I headed to Washington Pass this weekend with this route as major goal. This was the first time we climbed together. Picking a 5.11A was maybe ambitious, but the crux on this route is very short, and the climbing is 5.8-5.9 for the most part. This hike to NEWS took us about 1.5…