Crescent Towers Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Crescent Towers Photo by MP contributor Kurt Johns...
Crescent Towers is a series of summits consisting of the North, two Central, and two South "Donkey Ears" towers. The towers lie between Crescent Spire and Eastpost Spire. The area contains a collection of moderate climbs with a relatively easy approach.
If coming from the Kain Hut, take the obvious trail leading to the Applebee Dome campground. From the trail system just below the campground, take the trail that leads up and left, aiming for the base of the large formation with the easily seen Donkey Ears protruding above. If you loose the trail, find the path of least resistance; there appears to be several options. The Crescent Towers can also be approached via the Crescent Glacier.
Climbing Season For the Columbia Mountains area.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Crescent Towers
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crescent Towers:
Lion's Way 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches
Ears Between 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 750'
Featured Route For Crescent Towers
Lion's Way 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b North America
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A very popular route leading to the left summit tower of the Central Towers, Lion's Way heads up and right through broken terrain finding a 5.6 corner to more blocky steps. Then, climbing past a slab and another series of steep steps, you climb to the base of the left most Central Tower. Scramble up to gain the impressive summit. Descent is achieved via the gully between the North Tower and the Central Towers. Look for rap anchors to get past the steepest section. Bring an axe if the gully ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
On "Lions and Tigers" a route that was p...