Old Leaning Tower Project Finally Climbed
B.C.’s interior has some of Canada’s biggest mountain ranges and the Leaning Tower group in the Purcell Range is one of the most remote. In 1986, Fred Beckey and friends attempted a route up the steep Wall Tower. The big line was finally climbed by Aaron Hanson and Vince Ryglis and called The White Tiger VI 5.11 A3. In 1975, Joe Meyer and Joanna McComb attempted to breach the east face of The Pulpit, a nearby tower. It wasn’t until this summer that Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome finally reached the top of the wall up Preaching to the Choir V 5.10 C1.