Wasootch Tower Sport Routes
FAs- Greg jackson and Gord Smith and Ian Rewcastle, 1999 and 2002
To get to these routes either climb one of the Wasootch Tower Ridge routes which can be found on Rockies Obscure, or hike up the trail from Wasootch Creek, passing a large boulder on the right. Continue up the trail for at least an hour depending on conditions until you reach the backside SE col. From here the Gmoser Route can be scoped and from there you can see the bolts for the Tower Direct Sport route. Snake Slab is 100m to the left(west). Rap.
A.1950 Hans GMOSER ROUTE 5.5, old pins and small cams to #1 Camelot (standard route, great for beginners)
Pitch 1. Climb a corner chimney up and then to the right 25 meters to a 2 bolt belay 25 meters
Pitch 2. Climb up and traverse right 30 feet on a foot ledge to an old pin, move up 5.5 to better hand holds clip another pin and a traverse farther right to another 2 bolt belay 20 meters
Pitch 3 Move right easily into a break and continue up to a 2 bolt belay or keep going to the top 10 meters
B. Wasootch Tower DIRECT SPORT ROUTE**, 5.10b/c (25m)
Located just right of the Gmoser route this route has 8 bolts not sure what we ended up calling it but for now it will be called this. Climb past 3 bolts into a rock scar (huge block crow- barred out when cleaning), locate an under cling for your left hand on the right side of the rock scar, climb up and to the right to a spectacular runneled jug (similar to some holds found at Burstal Slabs, but here on steeper ground) continue past 5 more bolts with some great hand holds to the first belay of the standard Gmoser route.
C. SNAKES SLAB, 5.7 (25m)
Located 100 meters to the left of the Gmoser route. Nothing to write home about here just a 5.7 clean slab route but if you wish to get another pitch of climbing in before heading down , it can be fun. Climb past 8 bolts to a 2 bolt belay.