Sunday, November 3, 2013

A trip up the Westminster Spire


Bridget and I had a good time climbing the stunning Westminster Spire last weekend.  Westmister spire now stands 8 miles from my front door along the Beartooth Pass and is surprisingly alpine for being so close to town.  It was my 3rd trip up the Kennedy-Kanzler route (the obvious arete) and I forgot how alpine this 5 pitch route is.  Loose, exposed, serious, but worth it.  Here are some snowy pictures of the route.

Bridget starting pitch 1

Bridget on pitch 2.5 (moving the belay)

Bridget leading pitch 3

Bridget on pitch 4

White Tail peak from the summit of the spire

A post hole descent 

Cheers, Loren