American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, Crescent Towers, Bugaboos

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  • Publication Year: 1973

Crescent Towers, Bugaboos. My wife Carolyn and I made a new route by following the indistinct ridge which forms the right side of the large gully on the southwest side of Crescent Spire. (The gully is listed as Route 3 in the guidebook.) The ridge leads directly to the summit of the most northerly of the Crescent Towers. By following the crest up a few moderate fifth-class pitches and at one point ascending a narrow chimney, one arrives at a 300-foot passage of class 3 and 4 broken rock. The ridge steepens slightly above.

Andrew Damp, Appalachian Mountain Club

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