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New Routes in B.C.’s Leaning Towers

The Leaning Towers are a remote range of peaks in southeastern B.C. The area is seldom visited due to the long bushwhacking approach.


During mid-August, Michelle Kadatz, Katie Bono and Hannah Preston ventured in for their first trip. Despite bad weather, they managed to climb a variation to a 1975 route on the East Face of Hall Peak. Originally climbed by McComb, Myers and Twomey. The original route was graded 5.9 A2. The new variation is called Quarter Life Crisis and is 12 pitches up to 5.10.

When asked by Gripped about the climbing, Kadatz said, “A bit of a mix, but good featured rock, not too much lichen or crazy loose stuff. A bit of moss excavating out of the cracks here and there.”

Two Weeks before Kadatz, Bono and Preston were in the area, Matthew Morriss and Winter Ramos spent 10 days in the remote region. They climbed a variation to the East Buttress of Hall Peak and a nice looking four-pitch route. For a great trip report see here.