The Minaret is one of the most impressive granite towers in the world. It looks sorta like a silo of granite around 2,200 feet tall that just rises out of the glacier in front of the South Howser. It screams climb me. There are about six routes on this tower which were all aid until 2002 when Heidi Wirtz and Liz Scully bagged the first free ascent with they're route Bad Hair Day (ED1 5.12).
Climb up the Bugaboo Snowpatch Col and gain the Upper Vowel Glacier. Cross over this heading toward the Pigeon Howser Col and go down this onto the East Creek Glacier. You will be seeing the Pigeon Feathers on your left and the Minaret and South Howser will come into view on your right.
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Bad Italian Mustache 5.11d A0 R Trad, Aid, Alpine, 19 pitches, 2200 feet, Grade V
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Bad Italian Mustache 5.11d A0 R International : Canada : ... : The Minaret
This route is a link up of Bad Hair Day into Italian Pillar into what I think is the top of what would be the West Face Route. It Starts on Bad Hair then when Bad Hair goes way right you do the nice middle pitches through the roofs straight up the Italian Pillar. Then We got sorta lost at the last section of roofs way up. We tried to keep on Bad Italian Hair but we got lured quite a ways left due to big chopper blocks in the roofs. One pendulum kept this from being an all free ascent but I think...[more] Browse More Classics in International