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NE Ridge - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.90/5 Average Rating : 4.90 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.62/5
  Rock Quality 4.71/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.88/5

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One of the North America's 50 Classic Climbs

Submitted by: cjburchell on 2002-09-19
Last Modified: 2010-10-06
Views: 2367
Route ID: 24421

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: critterdude542 on 2013-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars NE ridge

Awesome climb! Huge exposure and great views. so...much...climbing! 15 hours camp to camp and absolutely terrifying when it's covered in ice and snow in the chimneys!

Added: 2013-09-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Paul_W on 1983-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars notes on ascent

no comment

Added: 2010-10-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: socrates on 2009-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars NE Ridge BUgaboo Spire

Amazing climb on solid rock. Busy and popular. Get up early (we went at 03:00 and have four groups behind us in short order). 8 hours tent to tent at Applebee...faster than most groups I think. Route finding is simple, especially if you have done the Kaine route; just don't rap down the face.

Added: 2010-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AJones on 1994-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First trip in the Bugs

The third route we did on my first trip to the Bugs - should have brought more than 1 litre of water between the two of us. Bery thirsty on the way down. Great route - did the 5.8 variation staying out of the chimney for as long as possible. Only ones on the route all day.

Added: 2010-06-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zirollim on 2009-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A Stunning Line Indeed!

We had good weather the whole way, let a soloist and a faster party pass, and then opted NOT to descend the BugSnow Col based on its condition, which led to much fun and games during the circumnavigation of Snowpatch Spire. 18 hours roundtrip from Applebee, on only 1500 calories each!

Added: 2009-09-27

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