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Titcomb Basin Area  


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Description 

Titcomb Basin was named for Harold Titcomb, who visited the area in 1901.
Titcomb Basin is a beautiful, lake basin beneath some of the ranges highest and most spectacular peaks.


Getting There 

The most common approach is from the west. From Elkhart Park Trailhead, take the Pole Creek Trail, Seneca Lake Trail and Indian Pass Trail into the Basin. Area maps are useful.

Climbing Season



Weather station 20.3 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',4],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Titcomb Basin Area:
Tower 1 Gully   WI3+     Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   Mt. Helen
Southwest Slope   3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a     Trad, Alpine   Fremont Peak
North Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500'   Ellingwood Peak
West Face-Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   Mt. Sacagawea
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Featured Route For Titcomb Basin Area
Route Topo

West Face Dihedral 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Fremont Peak
Pitch 1: Begin up an obvious crack that splits the slab (5.5) and gain the ledge. Follow this right and up toward the huge talus slope above. Over 70m, but simul-climbed. Be careful to not dislodge any blocks from the talus ledge onto your follower. Good gear the whole way.---Move belay up and right to the base of Triangle Tower (go around the snow patch).Pitch 2: 5.7, Follow a left leaning crack system to a ledge and then head toward an obvious Boulder for the belay. 70m.Pitch 3: 5.8, Move ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Titcomb Basin Area Slideshow Add Photo
Entering Titcomb Basin.  Looking towards the Continental Divide.
Entering Titcomb Basin. Looking towards the Conti...
Camp in upper Titcomb Basin. <br />Mt Helen's Tower 1 on right, Bonney Pass on the left.
Camp in upper Titcomb Basin.
Mt Helen's Tower 1 on...
Panoramic of Ellingwood and Elephant Head.
Panoramic of Ellingwood and Elephant Head.
Titcomb Basin
Titcomb Basin
Sunset over Island Lake
Sunset over Island Lake
Titcomb.
Titcomb.
Titcomb Basin from above Island Lake
Titcomb Basin from above Island Lake
Alpenglow on Ellingwood and Elephant Head.
Alpenglow on Ellingwood and Elephant Head.
Looking across titcomb lake
Looking across titcomb lake
Looking down upper Titcomb Basin.
Looking down upper Titcomb Basin.
Titcomb Basin-north. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Titcomb Basin-north.
Photo by Blitzo.
Flowers along the trail in Titcomb.
Flowers along the trail in Titcomb.
Titcomb Basin. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Titcomb Basin.
Photo by Blitzo.
My wife Kate on the summit of Winifred Peak-12,775
My wife Kate on the summit of Winifred Peak-12,775
Mt Helen and Titcomb Basin from Bonney Pass.
Mt Helen and Titcomb Basin from Bonney Pass.

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