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Routes in Shark's Nose

Direct Northwest buttress T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Direct Southwest Face T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
NW Buttress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Tower Summit T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
West Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

This peak appears as three towers from the Cirque of the Towers.
It gets its name from the magnificent view from Shadow Lake.
More to come.

Getting There

From Big Sandy Opening, take the Fremont trail, 8.5 miles to the Texas Pass Junction. Head east 2.5 miles to Shadow Lake.
Shark's Nose is to the southeast and is unmistakable.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shark's Nose

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
NW Buttress
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
North Face
Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Direct Southwest Face
Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
South Tower Summit
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
NW Buttress
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
North Face
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 6 pitches
Direct Southwest Face
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 7 pitches
South Tower Summit
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
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G. Neely
Denver, CO
G. Neely   Denver, CO
The classic routes on Shark's Nose are best climbed using Shadow Lake as a base camp. The approach from the Cirque is long, approximately 2.5 hours, and somewhat dangerous. Aug 30, 2009

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