Old Lean­ing Tower Project Fi­nally Climbed

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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.

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