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McCoubrey Route T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Quarter Life Crisis (Original East Face) T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 2000 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: A McCoubrey, B Blanchard, R Neave 1933
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Shared By: Ken Trout on Nov 4, 2015
Admins: Kate Lynn

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When Mr. McCoubrey first saw the Leaning Tower, he used up a roll of film to capture the moment while cautiously balancing on a quartzite slab atop an unknown peak in the Purcells (1924). After a failed attempt the previous summer, the 1933 McCoubrey Expedition climbed the highest peak in the group.

Some time after the climb, Canada changed the name Leaning Tower to Hall Peak; probably during the same era that the Interior Ranges started being called the Columbia Mountains.

From a rough camp in the west face cirque, they climbed rock and snow to the Block-Hall Col. Then the route climbs rock slabs and snow up a rib located across the north side glacier from the North Ridge (west of N Ridge).






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