Northwest Ridge/West Face
Easy 5th Easy Snow
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Overhanging Tower from Cirque Lake
From the col. move up and west, hitting ramps that lead across the west face of the tower. (fairly well established rock carins once you find the first one) Most of this route is only 4th class so climb accordingly. The last 100' feet has a few steps that warrant the use of a rope. Decend the route you came up. This route is exceedingly dangerous when wet.
First tower South West of the Wolf's Head
light rack and short rope.
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On the NW Ridge of Overhanging Tower
Scrambling on Overhanging Tower
Downclimbing what felt like the crux of the route
Descending from the summit of Overhanging Tower. G...
|Comments on Northwest Ridge/West Face
|By Sarah Meiser|
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jul 4, 2012
rating: Easy 5th Easy Snow
To find the start of the cairned route (and path of least resistance) look for a dihedral that is obvious from the col and very close to it. Its got a nice crack going up the left side. We were comfortable scrambling up and down the route sans rope but having one along still seemed like a good idea.
Aug 21, 2012
rating: 5.0 Easy Snow
Fun route for either a rest day - or a trip without gear. We did this with rock shoes and no rope. Not bad at all. Top 25' to the top is a bit slabby - but chickenheads abound...