Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1200 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Hannibal, Turville, Wheeler 1974|
|Page Views:||722 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||C. Trimble on Aug 25, 2015|
This beautiful route follows the prominent NW Ridge of Tower 1. The Kelsey Guide lists a grade of III 5.8 A1, but we were able to free climb at a somewhat moderate grade. The route starts just right of the bottom of NW Face Right Gully/Tower 1 gully, then continues right up the crest. The upper section is beautiful and exposed. We simul-climbed the lower-angled bottom half, then pitched out the crest. Very cool, should be climbed more! Nice for a shorter (but chilly) outing when the weather looks iffy for longer routes, or as a more difficult & interesting start to Tower Ridge.
Northwest Ridge of Tower 1. Descend by rapping/downclimbing the lower section of Tower Ridge.