Shark's Nose Rock Climbing
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.
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
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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'
Featured Route For Shark's Nose
NW Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WY
: Wind River Range
: ... : Shark's Nose
The first and easiest route on Shark's Nose is best approached from the northwest (Shadow Lake), but with a little more work can be approached from Lonesome Lake (an ice axe may be needed in early season). The route is not visible when approaching from the east, which makes it tricker to find from that direction.Your first goal is to reach the col between the Shark's Nose and Overhanging Tower. Below this col on the west side, find the higher of two 4th class ramps which slant across the NW fa...[more] Browse More Classics in WY
The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.
Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...
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.