Elevation: 12,000 ft
GPS: 42.755, -109.204 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Aug 14, 2007
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Description

The South Continental Tower, rightmost in the group of three, contains the best of what alpine granite has to offer: splitter cracks, beautiful golden knobs and chickenheads, and outstanding exposure. Plenty of room for other routes, probably at a pretty high level of difficulty.
The "Tower" is perhaps best described as a large buttress with an independent summit pinnacle. A huge talus ledge leading to the gully allows for easy retreat beneath the summit tower.
The main buttress faces west and gets sun in early afternoon. The summit tower contains all exposures, but the two known routes ascend the West Ridge and Southeast Face.
The Tower contains some of the best granite I've climbed on.

Getting There

From the Little Sandy Valley, hike up to a broad bench with a couple of tarns and continue up to the toe of the buttress on talus and slabs.

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