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Overhanging Tower is one of the most striking and intimidating summits in the Cirque. It is also likely the easiest peak to climb. A nice afternoon romp.
Scramble (snow in early season, talus late)to the Wolf's Head-Overhanging Tower Col. Assend the Col. (3rd class) to the saddle.
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Northwest Ridge/West Face Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Easy Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 450'
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Northwest Ridge/West Face Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Easy Snow WY : Wind River Range : ... : Overhanging Tower
From the col. move up and west, hitting ramps that lead across the west face of the tower. (fairly well established rock carins once you find the first one) Most of this route is only 4th class so climb accordingly. The last 100' feet has a few steps that warrant the use of a rope. Decend the route you came up. This route is exceedingly dangerous when wet....[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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