Windtower is more of a hike than a scramble. It has the most defined trail of the 10 peaks we are climbing, but with nearly 900m of gain in 4km it is still not a cake walk. Our plan is to ascend via the more direct and less frequently used route south of Spurling Creek. Two-thirds of the route is a steep trail through the trees, while the final 3rd rejoins with the main trail above treeline. Windtower boasts excellent views of the Spray Valley and is a very popular hiking trail in the summer.