Read's Tower | 2010.11.20
It has been a while since I had WOW moments. I have to since Mount Niles in October… Ok ok it’s only a month but for me, that means 10 scrambles. Weather forecast was pretty good beside -20 °C. So I thought I will do something short and have fun with sunny periods. I had more than fun from this one.
I parked side of road as the gate of Sparrowhawk parking was closed for winter. The trail was pretty much covered with snow from beginning however at lower part it was still easy to see where the trail was. At one point trees opened up and I had to go up rocky part that was where I lost trail and went my own way. However I wasn’t too far away from trail. I just didn’t brother to look. If you follow my GPS track in summer time, you will see I was off-trail for a while until ridge top where trees thin out. Until GR201441 route is the same as Sparrowhawk’s ascent. While you go up drainage beside Read’s cliff to Sparrow, for Read’s Tower you get on Read’s ascent slope (page 5). Then simply follow the slope to the summit. No difficulty what so ever.
* Grid References (GR) is based on WGS84 which can be considered as NAD83 (The difference is inciginificant)