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Mt. Helen

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Northwest Ridge of Tower 1 T 
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Mt. Helen Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,620'
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 28, 2006
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Description 

This peak has routes ranging from easy mountaineering to big wall and difficult ice. It lies to the north of Mt. Sacagawea.
Three towers rise to the west of the main summit Tower 1 being the most impressive. This is the tower that rises out of Titcomb Basin, for 1,500'. It's sheer, triangular, West Face has routes up to grade V and a difficult ice gully on the north side, between towers 1 and 2.

Getting There 

The approach is obvious from the basin.

Climbing Season

For the Wind River Range area.

Weather station 20.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mt. Helen

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mt. Helen:
Tower 1 Gully   WI3+     Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
Tower Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500'   
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Featured Route For Mt. Helen
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Helen.  Tower 1 (with its steep West Face and ...

Tower Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Mt. Helen
A truly classic Wind River adventure on pleasant golden granite for a long long way at a moderate grade. As you're looking at the West Face of Mt. Helen from Titcomb Basin, the Tower Ridge starts by ascending the gentler ridge on the right side of the steep West Face. This involves about 1,000' of climbing, with lots of 5.7 sections in the middle and some 4th class to easy 5th in the beginning and near the top of Tower 1. Pass Tower 2 on the right (to the south). Pass Tower 3 to the left (no...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Helen from the north.  From right to left is T...
BETA PHOTO: Mt. Helen from the north. From right to left is T...
Rock Climbing Photo: NW Couloir of Mt.Helen in August 2012
NW Couloir of Mt.Helen in August 2012

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