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Elevation: 11,500 ft
GPS: 43.263, -109.655 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Description

The Ross Lakes Area is in the northern end of the Wind River Mountains, north of Gannett Peak and Titcomb Basin. Many mountaineering-type climbing objectives abound, such as those on Downs Mountain and Flagstone Peak. Rock climbing objectives are fewer, yet several excellent ones exist for adventurous souls looking to get away from the masses. Spider Peak, Orange Wall, and Bear's Tooth in particular offer stunning multipitch routes up to Grade IV in length.

Getting There

The most direct access is through the Trail Lake Ranch trailhead. From there, hiking south through Bomber Basin on the Bomber Trail for about 8 miles will deposit visitors at Bomber Lake. From this lake, traveling west/southwest up faint trails for an hour will lead to Spider Peak.

By in large, specific travel will be determined by which objectives climbers seek. Possible alternate approach routes may also take climbers by Ross Lake and Mile Long Lake. In addition, the Ross Lake Area can be reached via the north, south, and east, depending on other climbing objectives (i.e., Gannett Peak) are desired. For more information, consult Joe Kelsey's WInd River Mountains Climbing and Hiking Guide.

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