Mount Owen, North Face. On August 15 Tobey Carmen, Eric Draper, and I climbed a probable new route (IV/V 5.9) on the north face of Mt. Owen. We began climbing a hundred feet or so to the west of the lowest point of rock on the north face. We belayed about ten pitches of 5.9 and easier climbing, through mostly clean and enjoyable rock, from the ground to the point where we joined the established North Ridge Route and continued to the summit. It took us roughly 20 hours to complete the ascent and descent, car to car.