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Titcomb Basin Area 


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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 28, 2006
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Upper Titcomb. The summit of Gannett is visible th...

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.


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['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',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 M 1a     Trad, Alpine   Fremont Peak
North Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500'   Ellingwood Peak
West Face-Right   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, Grade III   Mt. Sacagawea
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Featured Route For Titcomb Basin Area
Ellingwood Peak.  Notch Pinnacle is on the left and separated from Ellingwood by a snow couloir.  The North Ridge (III 5.6) follows the arete that rises straight to the summit from the base of this snow couloir.  The Southwest Ridge (descent route) follows the right hand skyline.

North Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Ellingwood Peak
The North Ridge of Ellingwood is one of those Rocky Mountain alpine adventures that is familiar-sounding to many, but few actually put in the miles required to climb it. You'll find significant sections of 5.5 - 5.6 climbing on almost all of the 10 pitches on this route. The crux will vary a bit depending on the exact path chosen, but expect all manner of 5.6 climbing, including face, cracks, and overhangs. The rock is overall of very high quality, but don't forget that it's still the mountai...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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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.
Entering Titcomb Basin.  Looking towards the Continental Divide.
Entering Titcomb Basin. Looking towards the Conti...
Titcomb Basin
Titcomb Basin
Titcomb.
Titcomb.
Sunset over Island Lake
Sunset over Island Lake
Titcomb Basin from above Island Lake
Titcomb Basin from above Island Lake
Titcomb Basin-north. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Titcomb Basin-north.
Photo by Blitzo.
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.
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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