Type: Trad, Aid, Alpine, 3000 ft (909 m), Grade VI
FA: Dave Russel, Chris Harkness
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Shared By: chris harkness on Jul 11, 2008
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

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After failing on an attempt to climb an undone column system on the right side of N. Howser, we settled for what appeared to be an unclimbed line to the right of "Warrior" (Burton, Sutton). After talking to Hugh Burton and Marc Piche, we are still unsure how much of this route is shared with "Warrior". Nonetheless, this climb was nothing short of an epic. Check out the following link for the full story:


Location Suggest change

W. face of N. Howser tower. We approached via the East Creek Basin rappels. I would not recommend it. It was a lot of work. Perhaps skirting around the north side of the massif, though longer, would be less arduous. We descended the West face, though I believe most people descend the East face.

Protection Suggest change

Standard trad/aid rack. We put in a rappel route down the entire West face which follows this route. (Warning: some raps are more than 60 meters) First set of anchors can be found where the ridge scrambling begins, near the top out of "All along the Watchtower" and the other routes on the left side of the wall.