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Routes in Ptarmigan Towers

NE Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tundra Turkey Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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The 800-foot east faces of the Ptarmigan Towers, rising above Lake Nanita on the west side of the park, present an impressive Notchtop-like architecture. The long hike in, and the less-traveled routes, might provide a higher adventure level here than on the more popular east-side cliffs.
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Getting There

From Grand Lake (8,400') take the North Inlet Trail past Lake Nokoni to Lake Nanita (9.3 miles, 10,800'). The towers form the lake's scenic background. They are numbered 1 to 5, from right to left. Tower 3 is comparatively minor. Towers 2, 4 and 5 have the most substantial faces, with room for difficult routes.

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