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AC/DC T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Elevation: 11,652 ft
GPS: 43.223, -109.793 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Funk on Aug 18, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder

Description

Glimpses of Squaretop can be seen towards the end of the long drive to the Green River Lakes trailhead. The mountain's commanding prescence makes it appear much closer than its 8 mile distance from the start of the Highline trail. It becomes even more apparent how massive the mountain is while hiking the Green around its base.

Squaretop Mountain has a largely obscure history of ascents, despite being climbed by the likes of Beckey, Kor, the Lowes, and others. Squaretop's most impressive walls for technical climbing are located on the east, north and west faces. To the southeast Squaretop can be ascended/descended above Granite lake via 2nd class slopes.

Note: If you've climbed Squaretop, have any corrections or related info feel free to contribute. Also see Joe Kelsey's book Climbing & Hiking in the Wind River Mountains for more details.

Getting There

To reach the south and east sides of Squaretop follow the Highline Trail from the Green River trailhead 11 miles to Beaver Park, and than up steep slopes to Granite Lake. To access the north and west faces, I have read that it requires crossing over to the west side of Green River further down near the Upper Green Lake. See the Squaretop 7.5 minute topo for help on this.

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Taken from above: ...Joe Kelsey's book Climbing & Hiking in the Wind River Mountains for more details.

More details?? Getting him to publish such worthwhile stuff would be like talking to a wall.

That book is a perfunctory list of routes. Feb 28, 2014

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