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Wolfs Head

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Wolfs Head  


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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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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

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['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 Wolfs Head:
East Ridge   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Wolfs Head
A view from the south of the knife blade ridge.

East Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Wolfs Head
This route goes up the knife blade east ridge of Wolfs Head. To get on the ridge there are 2 different options. IMO the easiest way to gain the ridge is to scramble 4th and 5th class up the gully in between Pingora and Tiger Tower, summit Tiger Tower then do 2 40ft raps on to the east ridge of Wolfs Head (see picture on wolfs head page). The other way, which I have not done is to scramble 3rd and 4th class up the south face then up to the ridge.Once on the Ridge the climb goes at about 10 pit...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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Wolfs Head. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Wolfs Head.
Photo by Blitzo.
The North face.
The North face.
Climber on E Ridge Wolf's Head.
Climber on E Ridge Wolf's Head.
carl just before he laid down "the wet spot" on the east ridge <br /> <br />
carl just before he laid down "the wet spot" on th...
Wolf's Head East Ridge
BETA PHOTO: Wolf's Head East Ridge
topo: Red Cloud IV 5.12 A1 S. Face Wolfshead, Cirque of Towers, Wind Rivers WY
BETA PHOTO: topo: Red Cloud IV 5.12 A1 S. Face Wolfshead, Cirq...

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