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
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
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.