From Cirque Lake, take the Wolfs Head col toward Shark's Nose. Overhanging Tower is the last tower you come to before Shark's Nose. Climb easy terrain (5.5-5.6) up the west face of the tower, which is not obvious from the bottom. The climbing is nothing to write home about, but it's worth a trip up to the summit, which REALLY does overhang the entire Cirque. A very cool place to sit and dangle your feet over a 1500' drop.
Rap or downclimb the route.
Submitted by: dlTOm on 2008-01-19
Route ID: 91821
This one is a LONG hike from camp, and probably not worth it alone (although I enjoyed the approach for its own sake, moving through some cool terrain above tree line). However, it's close to the North Face of Shark's Nose, so if you're in the area (or waiting in line for Shark's Nose as we were, or even descending from Wolfs Head with time to spare) I'd say go on up and enjoy one of the coolest summits in the Cirque. The route is so easy that when we climbed it, someone's dog followed us more than halfway up, and then ran down our rap route to descend. Made us feel a bit foolish rapping...