American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South Howser Tower, northwest face, The Wandering Direct

Canada, British Columbia, Bugaboo Provincial Park

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: From information supplied by Matt McCormick and Jean-Pierre Ouellet
  • Climb Year: 2012
  • Publication Year: 2013

In July, Jean-Pierre Ouellet and Matt McCormick climbed a new route on the northwest face of South Howser Tower. The Wandering Direct (IV 5.11 R) starts briefly in the chimney that defines Compassion Club (Gibson-Schaffer, 2012); it then breaks right across darker rock and trends up and right, following cracks, face features, and a chockstone-filled chimney, before reaching the white headwall on the Beckey-Chouinard.

From information supplied by Matt McCormick and Jean-Pierre Ouellet

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