South Early Winter Spire, North Cascades
Summer 2003

Kevin, Dan, Cary, Matt (Gladfelter), and I climbed the South Early Winter Spire in the year 2003.

A view of the spires from near the trailhead (I think).

We had company as we worked to set up our climbing gear at the base of the first pitch.

Some of the crew

Traversing the knife-ridge. That's some serious exposure!

Me and Cary on the summit.

At the time, I obviously had no idea how that damn bicycle helmet would be immortalized on this website.

Some alpine contemplation.

Looking back on the way out, we caught some alpenglow on the spires.