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.

Pooping in the Winds: Please Pack Out Your Poop

Every climber, backpacker, and hiker is expected to use a wag bag and pack out your poop. Though it often feels remote, the Wind River Range is visited by more and more people each year- we are loving the area to death. Please bring multiple wag bags any time you are hiking into the Winds. 

Lonesome Lake, in the Cirque of the towers, has been declared unfit to drink from, even when filtered or treated because of fecal contamination. Help keep other lakes in the Winds from this same fate of contamination by using Wag bags.

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 Mod. Snow
 64
Gooseneck Glacier Route
Trad, Snow, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 553
East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 50
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 50
North Face
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 109
East Face, Left Side Cracks
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 324
South Buttress
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 84
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Cirque of the Towers Traverse
Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 360
Northeast Face
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Minor Dihedral
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
North Face Center (Ecclesiastes)
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Central Corner
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Southwest Arete
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Northeast Arete
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Black Elk
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gooseneck Glacier Route Dinwoody Glacie… > Gannett Peak
 64
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine
East Ridge Cirque of the T… > Wolfs Head
 553
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
North Ridge Titcomb Basin Area > Ellingwood Peak
 50
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
North Face Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mountain
 50
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
East Face, Left Side Cracks Cirque of the T… > Pingora
 109
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
South Buttress Cirque of the T… > Pingora
 324
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
North Ridge Deep Lake Area > Steeple Peak
 84
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Cirque of the Towers Traverse Cirque of the T… > Pingora
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 20 pitches
Northeast Face Cirque of the T… > Pingora
 360
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
Minor Dihedral Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mountain
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
North Face Center (Ecclesia… Cirque of the T… > Mitchell Peak
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Central Corner Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mountain
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Southwest Arete Deep Lake Area > Lost Temple Spire
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Northeast Arete Cirque of the T… > Sundance Pinnacle
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Black Elk Cirque of the T… > Warbonnet Peak
 105
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
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