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Gannett Peak

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Gannett Peak, South East Couloir 
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Gannett Peak  


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Elevation: 13,804'
Location: 43.18417, -109.65444 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the Wind River Range and the state of Wyoming.
It is identified by it's broad snow capped summit.
The peak is flanked by five glaciers: Dinwoody, Gooseneck and Gannett on the east. Mammoth and Minor glaciers on the west.
The first ascent was made in 1922 by Arthur Tate and Floyd Stahlnaker.
The Gooseneck Route is the most popular.

Getting There 

Several approach trails exist. The Gannett and Fremont Peak North USGS quads are most useful in determining the most suitable approach route to your destination.
The Glacier Trail, from Trail Lake Ranch is quite popular (23 miles).

Climbing Season



Weather station 19.2 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Gannett Peak:
Gannett Peak, South East Couloir   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a AI2 Steep Snow     Ice, Snow, Alpine, 600'   
Gooseneck Glacier Route   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade II   
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Featured Route For Gannett Peak
Gannett Peak. SE Couloir on left. Gooseneck Pinnac...

Gannett Peak, South East Couloir 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a AI2 Steep Snow  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Gannett Peak
This route is an excellent alternative to the Gooseneck Gully route, particularly if the Gooseneck bergschrund's snow bridge has melted out. It may be a bit faster than the Gooseneck route, and obviates the need to ascend chossy rock on the lower Gooseneck ridge. The route is not described in Joe Kelsey's guidebook, but the couloir is easily seen from Bonney Pass. The route requires a long approach from Elkhart Park or Trail Ranch. Most parties will take 2 days each way for the approach, i.e. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Gannett Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Gannett sunset.
Gannett sunset.
Sunrise from Bonney Pass
Sunrise from Bonney Pass
Gannett Peak from Dinwoody Pass.
Gannett Peak from Dinwoody Pass.
Panorama of Gannett Peak from Dinwoody Pass.
Panorama of Gannett Peak from Dinwoody Pass.
Sunrise on Gannett Peak, Aug 1997
Sunrise on Gannett Peak, Aug 1997
Gannett Peak from Dinwoody Pass.
Gannett Peak from Dinwoody Pass.
Tony Bubb and Company Ascend Gannet Peak in 1993 o...
Tony Bubb and Company Ascend Gannet Peak in 1993 o...
Picture of climbers heading across Dinwoody glacie...
Picture of climbers heading across Dinwoody glacie...
Gannett Peak.
Gannett Peak.
Dinwoody Glacier April trip report: rjohnasay.blog...
Dinwoody Glacier April trip report: rjohnasay.blog...

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By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Oct 29, 2010
Would anyone have a problem if I added a different approach to Gannett Peak?
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Oct 29, 2010
Go for it. Post up!
By Kevin Stearns
Apr 15, 2011
My wife and myself would like to do gannett in middle July. I know we could handle the approach but we do not have any glacier experience. Would it be reasonable to attempt it anyway.
By Conor Raney
From: Pinedale, WY
Apr 15, 2011
Hey there,

There's still going to be A LOT of snow this year in the range in mid July. We've had a long winter! :( So it's gonna be a messy approach. BUT, as a local I would say it is definitely managable. :)