Elevation: 10,400 ft
GPS: 42.772, -109.223 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on May 23, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

A superb alpine climbing area with some of the most stunning scenery in the Winds. Home of the classic Northeast Face on Pingora and East Ridge of Wolf's Head.

Summitpost.org has excellent information on the Cirque of the Towers.

Getting There

An arduous hike in over Jackass Pass from the Big Sandy trailhead.

Note: people with recent experience climbing in the Cirque of the Towers, please feel free to add additional info on access, hiking, camping, and other logistics.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cirque of the Towers

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 415
East Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
East Face, Left Side Cracks
Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 253
South Buttress
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Cirque of the Towers Traverse
Trad, Alpine
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 280
Northeast Face
Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
North Face Center (Ecclesiastes)
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Northeast Face of Warrior I
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Southwest Face Right
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
South Face, Right
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Northeast Arete
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
 18
feather buttress
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 83
Black Elk
Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Roof of Tears
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
Brown Cow
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Col du Ane
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
East Ridge Wolfs Head
 415
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
East Face, Left Side Cracks Pingora
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine 11 pitches
South Buttress Pingora
 253
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Cirque of the Towers Traverse Pingora
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Northeast Face Pingora
 280
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 12 pitches
North Face Center (Ecclesia… Mitchell Peak
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Northeast Face of Warrior I Warrior 1
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
Southwest Face Right Pingora
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
South Face, Right Wolfs Head
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
Northeast Arete Sundance Pinnacle
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
feather buttress Warbonnet Peak
 18
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Black Elk Warbonnet Peak
 83
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 8 pitches
Roof of Tears Warbonnet Peak
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Brown Cow Warbonnet Peak
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Col du Ane Warbonnet Peak
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Alpine
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