Great shot Martin, I like the snow in the pic, giving it that alpine look. How do you get a pic to show up like this (using the message route) ? That is neat and I still need to learn how to do some of these tech things.
Thanks Paul, I knew you would know them. I don't have my Brown Beckey handy, but do you know if that steep ridge on Tower has a route on it. I remember staring at thing and saying "Oh, I've got to try that".
I think you meant Red Beckey. By the way, it's his birthday next Wednesday (82 years old). What did you get him?
If you're talking about the ridge at skyline-left on Tower, then it is more convoluted a structure than you think. Look at the fourth picture in the above link for Tower. That prominent buttress (SW Buttress) just left of center is known to have a route on it. My friend Mark (Iggy) has done it. It goes at something like 5.7. Maybe six or seven technical pitches and then scrambling. Mark once sent me a trip report for it. I think he recommended it, but Eric and I did the gully to the right of it (SW Gully).
Either way, it's an outstanding mountain that often seems to be overlooked, despite its 2900 ft of prominence. I'll make an sp.com page for it eventually. Give me a month or two because I'll be combining it with a page for Golden Horn too.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."