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Crescent Spire  British Columbia   #2532
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Bugaboo Group

Height: 2842 m -> 9324 feet
Prominence?: 92 m  
Line Parent?: Bugaboo Spire (1.0 km away, at bearing 237 degrees)
Greater Parent: Bugaboo Spire (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.75042,-116.77720     50:45:01, -116:46:38   11U 515718 5622094 (46 km W of Edgewater). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.15   AreaCode: FL06/HH57
First Ascent: Wednesday June 00, 1933 Conrad Kain; J. Thorington
Crescent Spire - McTech and Donkey's Ears
Crescent Spire's gentle summit resembles more a dome than a spire. It's located just east of the central Vowell Glacier, about 1 km northeast of the Bugaboo Spire. Most of the technical routes are on the south face. Just east of Crescent Spire are four subpeaks known as the Crescent Towers. These offer more technical challenges although many routes are covered in moss.

Name Notes: Named in 1933 by James Monroe Thorington because he was impressed with its shape.

Trip Reports within 1 km
33 2006.08.05 Bugaboo Northeast Ridge Route Mike Warren
48 2005.07.24 KMC 2005 Climbing Camp - The Vowells Doug Brown
17 1999.07.23 Bugaboo Spire - Kain route Drew Brayshaw
9 null Bugaboo Spire NE Ridge and Summit Ridge Traverse Route Toby Johnson


Paper Maps
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
5 McTech Arete, Crescent Spire Paul Baker
5 Crescent Spire Kyle Martens
4 Crescent Spire - McTech and Donkey's Ears Brett Logan

Placename Photos
18 The Bugaboos and the Vowell Glacier Doug Brown
7 Bugaboo Spire with Cobalt Lake Myk Kurth
6 Esther Topping Out on Lion's Way Mike Warren