This peak has routes ranging from easy mountaineering to big wall and difficult ice. It lies to the north of Mt. Sacagawea.
The approach is obvious from the basin.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mt. Helen:
Tower 1 Gully WI3+ Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade IV
Tower Ridge 5.7 Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade III
Featured Route For Mt. Helen
Tower 1 Gully WI3+ WY : Wind River Range : ... : Mt. Helen
The Tower 1 Gully on Mt. Helen is a beautiful ten-pitch moderate ice route up an ever-narrowing couloir. The top 300 feet provide the crux; the climb steepens up to 60 degrees until the climb tops out in a notch. Climbers will find more snow in the early season (i.e. June/July) and ice later in the season (Aug/early Sept). A final pitch of rock (about 5.5) will take climbers to the top of Tower One. The view from the top-out is breathtaking. The first five pitches of the climb are...[more] Browse More Classics in WY