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Areas in Howser Towers

Central Howser Tower 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Minaret, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1
North Howser Tower 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 7 / 7
South Howser Tower 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3

Description [Suggest Change]

The tallest of all the Bugaboo Spires the Howser Towers boast the biggest and some of the hardest climbs in the park. The east and northeast faces contain more alpine mountaineering routes than pure rock routes and see little action. The west face on the other hand challenges climbers with routes up to 3000' tall and as hard as 5.12, and or A4. These towers can be a much more serious undertaking due to their longer approach, the size of the routes, elevation, exposure and bergshrunds.

For those planning to climb a few routes on the Howsers, the East Creek Basin Bivy site is a good option. It is located just to the southwest of South Howser Tower giving close access to the South and Central Towers.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

There are three different approaches to the Howser Towers depending on where your trying to get to. For the east and northeast faces approach via the Upper Vowel Glacier. To get to the west face of the North Tower take the North Shoulder Col. And for the west face of South and Central Towers use the East Creek approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Howser Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 103
Beckey-Chouinard
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C2- R
 3
All Along the Watchtower
Trad, Aid, Alpine 32 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beckey-Chouinard S Howser Tower
 103
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
All Along the Watchtower N Howser Tower
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c C2- R Trad, Aid, Alpine 32 pitches
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tbol
Front Range, CO.
tbol   Front Range, CO.
Some friends and I installed TR anchors near the East Creek Bivy Site. After spending a week in snow (mid July!) we needed an outlet. With a 70m rope you can easily top rope about 8 pitches up to mid 5.11, including a 10- hand/fist crack that can be lead on gear off the prominent ledge. Other friends also established a few single pitch gear routes beneath the ridge on Beckey-Chouinard, facing camp. These routes share one anchor, whereas there are two anchors for the other routes adjacent to camp. Aug 10, 2015

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