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Read’s Tower

Summit Elevation (m): 2626
Trip Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Round Trip Time (hrs): Unknown
Elevation Gain (m): 930
Total Trip Distance (km): 6.5
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 2/3 – you fall, you sprain something
Difficulty Notes: No difficulties – this is a hike with some very easy scrambling opportunities if you look hard for them.
GPS TrackDownload GPX File
Technical Rating: SC5; YDS (3rd)
Map: Google Maps


Hanneke, Jeff, Reanne and I did Read’s Tower in August 2002. The weather was supposed to be really bad but we decided that since we had a babysitter and everything we would go anyway. Good thing we decided that! The weather turned out very nice. This is an easy / short half day trip that could easily be combined with Mount Sparrowhawk, which looms over the summit by many hundreds of meters.

Reads Tower Route Map

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