Ascent to Tower Mountain-Base of central gully on 2011-08-17

Climber: Chad Painter

Others in Party:Doug Murr
Date:Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Tower Mountain - Base of central gully
    Elevation:7600 ft / 2316 m
    Remaining Elevation:844 ft / 257 m (49% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Uncertain of route. We had to chop steps in icy snow leading up to top of basin. Probably took wrong gully off the snow d/t difficult access. Scrambled/climbed a couple of unprotectable 4th/low 5th sections before getting into loose scree/sandy gully system. We decided we'd had enough after few hundred feet of this and bailed. Downclimbing and 2 rappels to the snow. Bushwhack out Swamp Creek dropping down from Methow Pass camp on PCT
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:865 ft / 264 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:865 ft / 264 m
    Trailhead:6735 ft / 2052 m
Descent Statistics

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