Bear Creek Spire, North Arête

The North Arête of Bear Creek Spire

The North Arête of Bear Creek Spire is a magnificent Sierra Nevada classic! This alpine rock climb combines cracks, face climbing, and stemming over 7+ pitches on excellent quality granite. The climbing begins on a ledge with two 5.7 pitches before a couple moderate pitches that leads to the crux 5.8 pitch. This is followed by some moderate 5th class climbing that gives way to a magnificent airy ridge containing several pitches of spectacular 3rd and 4th class climbing leading to Bear Creek Spire’s lofty summit.

The approach into Bear Creek Spire is a stunningly picturesque hike through Little Lakes Valley.

We offer Bear Creek Spire’s North Arête as either a 1-day car to car climb or as an overnight trip. For those opting for the 2-day trip we will make camp near Gem Lake.

Elevation: 13,713 feet, 4179m
Difficulty: Intermediate
Length of Trip: 1 or 2 Day options
Difficulty Rating: Grade 5.8, Grade III

Cost

1-Day
$590 per person guided 1:1
$340 per person guided 2:1

2-Days
$980 per person guided 1:1
$560 per person guided 2:1

Dates

Anytime between June 1 and October 15. Book using the buttons below or contact our office.