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Terrace Tower Rock Climbing 

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Terrace Tower is the squat, seemlingly less significant tower that lies in the center of the mini cirque to the south of Lotus Flower Tower. As seen from Fairy Meadows, Terrace Tower's east face resembles an alpine version of Yosemite's Rostrum.

Because of it's relatively stable rock (at least on the upper part) Terrace Tower has seen a fair amount of free climbing activity in recent years. Also, the climbs on Terrace Tower are about half as tall as the climbs on neighboring Bustle Peak or on Lotus Flower Tower, which makes any outing on Terrace Tower a less commiting one.

Getting There 

From Fairy Meadows, follow the southern drainage (the northern drainage takes you to Lotus Flower Tower), to the base of the wall. Expect about an hour of hiking from the meadow.

Climbing Season

For the Canada area.

Weather station 38.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Light in August follows the yellow line up the wal...

Light in August 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Terrace Tower
Light in August climbs the right side of the prominent white pillar that makes up the east face of Terrace Tower. The White Tower climbs the left side of the same pillar. It seems a number of routes in the Cirque were named after magazines that were left for "male entertainment" in Fairy Meadows. Light in August was named after a book by William Faulkner. Start as for the White Tower and climb two pitches of loose uninspiring rock to the base of the thin crack on the right side of the white pill...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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