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Crescent Towers is a series of summits consisting of the North, two Central, and two South "Donkey Ears" towers. The towers lie between Crescent Spire and Eastpost Spire. The area contains a collection of moderate climbs with a relatively easy approach.

Getting There 

If coming from the Kain Hut, take the obvious trail leading to the Applebee Dome campground. From the trail system just below the campground, take the trail that leads up and left, aiming for the base of the large formation with the easily seen Donkey Ears protruding above. If you loose the trail, find the path of least resistance; there appears to be several options. The Crescent Towers can also be approached via the Crescent Glacier.

Climbing Season

For the Columbia Mountains area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Crescent Towers:
Lion's Way   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches   
Ears Between   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 750'   
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Featured Route For Crescent Towers
The 5.8 direct start of Ears Between.

Ears Between 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Crescent Towers
This route climbs the center of the south face of the Donkey's Ears, and tops out in a notch between the two ears.There are two options to start:A. Direct start (5.8): start at 2 cracks that meet to form a triangle about 15 feet up (see photo). Climb up the triangle to an alcove below some flakes/roof. Move right and take cracks/flakes to the ledge.B. Traverse in from the left on an approach ledge. This avoids the 5.8 climbing. Look for where the wall turns black with lichen, then go 30 m furthe...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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