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Shark's Nose Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,229'
Location: 42.7768, -109.2374 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mike fishing at Shadow Lake in evening light. Thi...


This peak appears as three towers from the Cirque of the Towers.
It gets its name from the magnificent view from Shadow Lake.
More to come.

Getting There 

From Big Sandy Opening, take the Fremont trail, 8.5 miles to the Texas Pass Junction. Head east 2.5 miles to Shadow Lake.
Shark's Nose is to the southeast and is unmistakable.

Climbing Season

For the Cirque of the Towers area.

Weather station 23.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shark's Nose

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shark's Nose:
NW Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'   
Direct Southwest Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1100'   
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Featured Route For Shark's Nose
Rock Climbing Photo: The Direct NW buttress of Sharks Nose

Direct Northwest buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Shark's Nose
The guidebooks and Mountain project provide information for the upper section of the NW buttress of Sharks nose that requires ascending the gulley to the North, then traversing the center of the mountain on the upper ramp to intersect the upper buttress a few pitches from the top. For those with a little more adventure the entire buttress can be climbed, adding a few additional and somewhat more difficult pitches to the ascent. Here is one way to climb the buttress. There are certainly many give...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.
The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...
Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...

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By G. Neely
From: Denver, CO
Aug 30, 2009
The classic routes on Shark's Nose are best climbed using Shadow Lake as a base camp. The approach from the Cirque is long, approximately 2.5 hours, and somewhat dangerous.

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