The most sought-after summit in the Cirque of the Towers, along with Wolf's Head. This is probably due to its listing in 50 Classic Climbs. Home of the classic Northeast Face route and several other fun moderates.
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6 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pingora:
East Face, Left Side Cracks 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 800'
South Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500'
Northeast Face 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'
Southwest Face Right 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 450'
Stealing Thunder 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1300'
The Southerner's 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 600'
Featured Route For Pingora
Northeast Face 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c WY : Wind River Range : ... : Pingora
Classic Wind River climb! Incredibly consistent, classic, sustained (at the grade) backcountry climbing in the west. Classic enough that it made the 50 classicly crowded climbs book, so expect parties to be in the area vying for the early slot. Be prepared to start early anyway to avoid afternoon t-storms that one can't see until they come over the formation from the southwest. You'll see what the fuss is over, though, with the great views, exposure, and beautiful climbing that every pitch off...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
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