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Areas in Wind River Range

Ambush Peak 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Baptiste Lake 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
Cirque of the Moon 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 8 / 8
Cirque of the Sun 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Cirque of the Towers 50 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 50 / 50
Deep Lake Area 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 19 / 19
Dinwoody Glacier Area. 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
East Fork Valley 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 15 / 15
Far Northern Winds 11 / 4 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 15 / 15
Green River Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Kagevah Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Leg Lake 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Little Sandy Valley 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Little Seneca Lake 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Midsummer's Dome 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Monolith Cirque 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 3 / 3
New Fork Park 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 4 / 4
North Twin Lion : summit at 12,326' on USGS Quads 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Ross Lakes Area 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Scab Creek Buttress 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
St. Lawrence Basin 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1
St. Lawrence Ranger Station - NO CLIMBING...YET!!! 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Titcomb Basin Area 12 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 18
Elevation: 10,327 ft
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Description

Located in west central Wyoming, the Wind River Range is roughly 100 miles long. It includes many peaks, with several over 13,000 feet in elevation. The Winds include the highest Rocky Mountain peaks outside Colorado.

Many classic alpine rock routes can be found in the Wind Rivers. Many routes are relatively remote.

See Summitpost.org for additional information on the Wind River Range.

Getting There

US Highway 191 runs along the western side of the Wind River Range.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wind River Range

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
Gooseneck Glacier Route
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
East Face, Left Side Cracks
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Buttress
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cirque of the Towers Traverse
Trad, Alpine
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Northeast Face
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Minor Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
North Face Center (Ecclesiastes)
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Southwest arete
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Northeast Arete
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
feather buttress
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Black Elk
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jaded Lady
Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gooseneck Glacier Route Dinwoody Glacier… > Gannett Peak 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad, Alpine
East Ridge Cirque of the Towers > Wolfs Head 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
North Ridge Titcomb Basin Area > Ellingwood Peak 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
East Face, Left Side Cracks Cirque of the Towers > Pingora 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
South Buttress Cirque of the Towers > Pingora 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
North Ridge Deep Lake Area > Steeple Peak 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Cirque of the Towers Traverse Cirque of the Towers > Pingora 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Northeast Face Cirque of the Towers > Pingora 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Minor Dihedral Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mtn 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
North Face Center (Ecclesia… Cirque of the Towers > Mitchell Peak 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Southwest arete Deep Lake Area > Lost Temple Spire 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Northeast Arete Cirque of the Towers > Sundance Pinnacle 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
feather buttress Cirque of the Towers > Warbonnet Peak 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Black Elk Cirque of the Towers > Warbonnet Peak 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Jaded Lady Baptiste Lake > Mount Hooker 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine 15 pitches
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Dana Prosser
Boulder
Dana Prosser   Boulder
Anyone been to deep lake or cirque recently? Hoping to determine current bug situation! Thanks! Jul 19, 2016
DavisMeschke Guillotine   Pinedale, WY
Moving to Pinedale in mid-May. Hoping to do lots of climbing while I'm here. anyone who may be able to show me around or needs a partner, feel free to let me know. Cheers Apr 2, 2015
Lyont72
Foco, CO
Lyont72   Foco, CO
J. Albers

Thank you for the input, picked up Cirque of the Towers & Deep Lake and I am happy with it . . . Will let you now how it goes after July . . .

Happy sending Apr 11, 2012
J. Albers
Colorado
J. Albers   Colorado
Lyont72,

There are several books that cover the Winds, but some of them are out of print.

These two books are both worth checking out:

Cirque of the Towers & Deep Lake Climbing Guide:
wildirisclimbing.com/catalo…

and,

Climbing and Hiking Wind River Mountains:
wildirisclimbing.com/catalo…

The first book may be a bit more detailed on the areas it covers (southern regions), but the Kelsey guide (second book) comprehensively covers the whole range (including hiking). Feb 14, 2012
Lyont72
Foco, CO
Lyont72   Foco, CO
? what guide book would you recommend for the Wind River Range . . . looking to head up there this summer and would like to know what you think.

Thanks Feb 14, 2012
mark felber
Wheat Ridge, CO
mark felber   Wheat Ridge, CO
I just got back from the Winds, the mosquitoes were not quite up to Alaskan standards but definitely a force to reckon with. I treated my clothes with rei.com/product/751264 , used copious quantities of 100% DEET and kept the bites to a minimum. The mosquito population drops off dramatically after you get past 10,000' or so and get deeper into the range.

Trails End Campground (outside Pinedale, for folks heading up to Titcomb Basin) has running water and charges $12/night, Big Sandy Campground has no running water and charges $9/night.

I spent a night at Rivera Lodge on the main drag through Pinedale, an older place but the new owner is going all out and doing great things with it. She makes an excellent pancake breakfast, too. The whole town seems to shut down for the winter and the location seems to drive up the cost of running any kind of business, so none of the hotels or motels were what I would call cheap.

Wind River Pizza is a good place for pizza, pasta and beer. Jul 28, 2009
mtnsoceans
Ivins, Utah
mtnsoceans   Ivins, Utah
Any Bug beta for the Cirque? We're planning an early August trip. Thanks. Jul 15, 2009
Jason Funk
Salt Lake City, UT
Jason Funk   Salt Lake City, UT
I had a similar experience around mid July last year, I couldn't hike fast enough to get away from the swarms down near big sandy lake and bug dope was useless, but up in the Cirque it wasn't too bad. I was back again to deep lake around mid August and I don't remember seeing any. Come prepared for the monster movie and you will be in good shape. May 1, 2009
I did a trip into Cirque of the Towers for 4th of July a couple years back and the mosquitos were like something from a monster movie - make sure you have long pants, long sleeves, and a mosquito net for your head. Apr 22, 2009
S. Stember
St. Paul, MN
S. Stember   St. Paul, MN
Would the mosquitoes be really bad from July 6th through the 12th? Apr 22, 2009
A great town to hang out in when visiting the Bridger Wilderness and/or The Winds:
Pinedale, Wyoming

An awesome food joint, and a cheap way to satisfy your extreme hunger related to playing in The Winds:
Sugar Shack
(307) 367-6404
310 E Pine St
Pinedale
(I believe they close up for the "wintry" months) May 24, 2006

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