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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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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
South Face, Right <br />Route follows the vertical, right-facing corner system highlighted by the sun, dead center in photo. Joins the East Ridge at the top of the steeper ramp (which is itself left of the lower-angle "sidewalk in the sky" pitch.

South Face, Right 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Wolfs Head
Approach as for Wolf's Head East Ridge. Look for a series of grassy ledges just to the LEFT of a dirty chimney system (not right, as the recent Bechtel guidebook states... one of many errors discovered in 4 short days climbing here). Scramble up the grassy ledges (I'd argue 4th class, not 3rd; some may wish a rope especially if grass is wet / slippery) to the broad, sloping ledge immediately below the knife edge of the East Ridge proper. From the top of the grassy ledges, head left ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

Photos of Wolfs Head Slideshow Add Photo
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&q...
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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