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Wolfs Head Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 12,165'
Location: 42.7802, -109.233 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Monty on Aug 10, 2006
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A view of Wolfs Head from the South

Description 

Wolf's Head sits at the northwestern side of the Cirque just west of Pingora. It can be identified easily by its long and steep east ridge. Several climbs scale Wolf's Head, but the most traveled is definitely the East Ridge, 5.6. Many parties overlook routes like the East Ridge because of its low technical difficulty and time-consuming descent, but the climbing is unlike any other.

Getting There 

To get to Wolfs Head, approach the cirque from the Big Sandy trail head, about 11 miles. Once in the cirque follow a trail along the west side past Pingora and up into the cirque lake basin.

Climbing Season



Weather station 23.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Wolfs Head

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wolfs Head:
East Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
South Face, Right   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
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Featured Route For Wolfs Head
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face, Wolfshead, Wind River Range, Wyoming

White Buffalo 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Wolfs Head
Splitter Crack in South Face with no bottom.Start Becky Route, 5.7 warm up pitch. Some fix at belay. 35+mP2: climb up and left, then improbable face, 5.12d (or A1) past bolts, into bottom of crack, up widening crack to belay from bolts. 30mP3: Up hand crack through small roof, belay from bolts 5.11a 33mP4: Finger and hand crack then a traverse right, 5.11c, then up easier ground. 33m direct finish is open project, a thin off-set left trending seam, 5.11+? after scrubbing?Rap route with 70 m rop...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Wolfs Head Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: topo: Red Cloud IV 5.12 - South Face Wolfshead, Ci...
BETA PHOTO: topo: Red Cloud IV 5.12 - South Face Wolfshead, Ci...
Rock Climbing Photo: carl just before he laid down "the wet spot&q...
carl just before he laid down "the wet spot&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: E ridge of Wolf's Head as seen from Pingora
E ridge of Wolf's Head as seen from Pingora
Rock Climbing Photo: Wolf's Head on the right
Wolf's Head on the right
Rock Climbing Photo: Best seat in the house with an incredible view!!
Best seat in the house with an incredible view!!
Rock Climbing Photo: The North face.
The North face.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wolf's Head East Ridge
BETA PHOTO: Wolf's Head East Ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on E Ridge Wolf's Head.
Climber on E Ridge Wolf's Head.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wolfs Head. Photo by Blitzo.
Wolfs Head. Photo by Blitzo.

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