Scrambled up to the ridge south of Tower from the PCT, then found a meandering low 5th class way up the south face. I felt bad for not tagging Golden Horn while out there, but I had a late start and needed an easy day. The standard gully is a bowling alley -- I'm glad no one else was around. Trip report.
Route Climbed: Multiple Date Climbed: October 2, 2004
SW gully upper south ridge (10/2/2004):
After some route finding fun we spotted the 5.6 pitch high up. The climbing was fun if you have your rock shoes with you. Rapped down the summit block. There is a lot of loose rock filling the gullies so a small group and helmets are a good idea. This was the first summit in 2004 according to the summit log, nobody climbs this prominent peak?
West gully (10/2/2004):
One of our team member could not make it up the 5.6 pitch with stiff boots so decided to give the west gully a try for another summit attempt. Two of us found the gully and scrambled it up which got steeper as we got higher. Right below the summit the rock got solid and fun to climb. Made it to the top at 5pm and came back at dark. Twice the summit in a day and nobody else climbed it this year, strange...