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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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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben
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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: This was taken from the top of the 5.9 crack secti...

West Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Shark's Nose
P1-2 (5.5): Follow Thoroughfare route past the steep crack up to the end of the ramp. See book for thoroughfare description.P3 (5.6): Climb steep corner and move right (5.6) around large rounded block onto NW deck/slab (airy after the block). Traverse horizontal cracks past a very large sloping deck (below and past rap anchor) onto small ledges and into a corner. Belay here. Note: after the large rounded block the climbing is easier but the traverse is difficult to protect for the second.P4 (5.9...[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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