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Mount Hooker

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Hook, Line, and Sinker, aka the Free Boissonneault-Larson T 
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Mount Hooker  


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Location: 42.85573, -109.30769 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: j wharton on Aug 17, 2014
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Description 

The premier backcountry big wall in the Wind Rivers, if not the lower 48. The rock is highly featured, hard, and generally clean. Currently home to mostly aid routes, but free routes are starting to be established on the larger section of the wall. I think it's fair to say that there is more potential for high quality difficult free routes on Hooker than any other wall I've seen in the States.

Kelsey's guide gives a good general layout of existing climbs, approach, etc. Although be aware that many of the route lines in Kelsey's guide are not entirely correct.

Getting There 

Approach via Dickinson Park, or Big Sandy via Hailey Pass.

Climbing Season



Weather station 35.4 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Hooker:
Jaded Lady   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 1800'   
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Featured Route For Mount Hooker
Dylan on P3

Jaded Lady 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Mount Hooker
This is one of the best backcountry free climbs I've done. The climbing is incredibly varied, and generally very clean for such a remote, seldom traveled route. Some sections of the route feel like etched marble! Although not particularly sustained there is a fair bit of 5.11 climbing and two short stretches of 12a. Despite being short, I found the thin bolted traverse pitch to be the crux. The stemming corner up high is also tricky, but not as hard as it first appears. The rock and climbing on ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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