Monday, June 19, 2006

Fuez Tower

Saturday Dave and i climbed Fuez Tower on Castle Mtn. It was an awesome day of climbing on pretty good rock. There's about 4300' of height gain from car to summit and it took us about 11 hours round trip but you could speed that up if you were to simul climb some of it. We hiked around the right side the Dragon's Back (some people climb over it) to an obvious gully that runs up to the top of the Dragon's Back and the base of the tower itself. You climb a couple of pitchs to a scree gully and from there you can follow the original route up the left side of the gully or stay on the right side of the gully and follow the rib to the summit. This side offers more consistent climbing on better rock and was our choice as well. We found the crux of the climb to be at the second to last pitch which was probably 5.5??. When you rap off you follow the original route (left side) back down. There are quite a few bolted rap stations for the trip down and lots of cordalette for the rest. It only took us 1 1/2 hrs to rap down. The whole climb can be done with one rope, including rapping off the original route. We both thourghly enjoyed the climb and I would highly recommend this climb for a fun day out.


At 6/19/2006 12:29:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What in the world is Fuez Tower?

On Saturday, Blair and I climbed Eisenhower Peak, which is officially recognized as it's own summit, and is respectfully named after one of the best Republican presidents to have held office. Who is this Fuez character? :-) I think you should have to bomb somebody before you can get a mountain named after you. :-) 

Posted by Dave Stephens

At 6/19/2006 12:54:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay... I did some checking... Feuz Tower is actually one of the southern outliers of Mount Murchison. 

Posted by Dave Stephens

At 11/23/2006 08:50:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I climbed this route quite a few years ago and it has remained one of my most enjoyable. Some days we have it and some we don't... I recall that there is a scramble in Lake O'Hara called Walter Feuz Peak which I believe is also known as Little Odaray. That one is on the list too. I think that Eisenhower Peak on Castle has some history too, in that is was the fall back choice, after there was so much controversy when Castle itself was proposed to be renamed to Eisenhower. I am glad the original name was kept.
It is such an aesthetically pleasing mountain.....
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