Towers, The


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,846
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,338
Elevation Gain (m): 
800
Round Trip Time: 
6.00
Total Distance (km): 
13.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Mostly easy to moderate scrambling if on route. There are a lot of cairns and flagging but tricky terrain and exposure awaits you if you miss these markers.

Map

Trip Report

After completing a truncated version of the Cautley Traverse (missing Cascade Rock and Wonder Peak), I found myself a bit dissatisfied with the idea of simply heading back to my camp at Lake Magog. I was feeling disappointed with being turned back on Gibraltar Rock as well. It felt like I had over-complicated what should have been an easy traverse and on hindsight, I had indeed done just that! Cascade Rock was easy hiking on the north end of the traverse (not the south), and Wonder Peak could be accessed via a hidden chimney on climber's right of the seemingly impenetrable cliffs blocking the route from Ely's Dome. 

 


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Comments

This was a great, three-post adventure! I am glad to see that you haven't been eaten. I received the pano print that I ordered and will get it framed soon. Thanks again!

Thanks! How does the print look? You have me wanting to buy one for myself. Where do you get it framed?

Hi,
Thank you for your fantastic posts and descriptions!

I am looking to make the Assiniboine trip with a group of women end of June. We have 6 days including travel time. In doing research, I am finding that there are a lot of different routes we could take, stops and side-hikes. I am having trouble nailing down a good source of "start at_____, go here, do this". Do you have any recommendations for a good planning guide or resource that would help me nail down a realistic route of must-sees and timeline for the group? If so, email to ___ would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

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