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Couplet Towers - East Ridge
Timestamp Free: 2019.05.21 - 20:28:22
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
Participants: Ade Miller Simeon Wanrer 500m, AD 5.7
Early ascent of this sub-peak of Damocles and possible first ascent/first recorded ascent of the East Ridge.
Climb the snow spur and then scramble up 4th class rock and more short snowfields to reach the steeper climbing on the lower N summit. Climb some 5th class sections with some shorter steeper steps to maybe 5.7. To ascend the N summit stay low and to the right of the ridge until past the top and then climb up from the south side. Descend to the right to reach the notch between the peaks, there is no need to rap. Climb the loose wall from the notch to an obvious ledge system. Traverse left to the shoulder and then follow the narrow ledge around left until it broadens. Continue to the south side of the summit and climb easy cracks to the top. Reverse the route to descend with a couple of raps on the steeper sections. 12.5 hours round trip.
Chris Barner and Paul Rydeen climbed the N Ridge a few years previously the E Ridge has been rappelled and maybe climbed previously by an unknown party.
The south tower is slightly higher that the north.
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