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Bugaboos, Various Ascents

On the next tower right of Fingerberry Tower (and bordering the Pigeon Feather access gully), in an August snowstorm Christophe Dumarest and Ben Rosenberg made the probable first ascent of the steep west face, via the Tiffen Route (6 pitches, 5.10 A2). They propose naming the formation in honor of recently departed friends: Lost Friends Pinnacle.

Desnivel.com reported that Martin and Florian Riegler established the Flying Penguin (300m, 5.12b A3), in the middle of the south face of a tower in the Pigeon Feathers. The tower, between Fingerberry Tower and Lost Feather Pinnacle, was dubbed Snaffle Puss Pillar by Nick Martino and Renan Ozturk after their likely first ascent in 2003, via Ride the Snafflehound (6 pitches, 5.10a), which takes the left side of the tower.

Jason Kruk, Matt Segal, and Will Stanhope made the FFA of the west face of Central Howser Tower, via the North Vancouver/Miami variation to Chocolate Fudge Brownie (Isaac-Webster, 1999), at V 5.12+. With Hazel Findlay, they also made a strong attempt at the coveted FFA of Sendero Norte, on Snowpatch Spire, established and nearly freed in 2006-08 by Chris Brazeau and Jon Walsh. The FFA eventually fell to Stanhope at V 5.12+.