Elevation: 10,402 ft
GPS: 42.755, -109.139 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mark Dalen on Dec 29, 2011 with 3 Suggestions
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

Description

This is a compact horseshoe of walls and buttresses lying south of the North Fork of the Popo Agie about 12 miles in from Dickinson Park between Long Lake and Papoose Lake. Rock is generally high quality Wind River granite and the location secluded relative to the nearness of the Popo Agie. First routes were done in here in 1978/79 by personnel including: Mark Dalen, Mark Leonard, Dave Baltz, Dave Dahrling, Paul Horak and Mike Head.

Getting There

North of Lander, WY, turn into the Shoshone National Forest and follow service roads up to Dickinson Park. Trail climbs a shoulder to the east before dropping down to the Popo Agie following the river first south then curving west toward the Cirque of the Towers. Only one river crossing is required as long as the bridge is not taken that lies about 1 mile downriver of the turnoff to the Cirque of the Moon. Wander instead through dense forest on the south side of the river until boulders appear from the talus bench leading into the cirque (open sky will also be visible). Floor of the cirque is largely boulders and rubble (a moonscape, if you will) but for one patch of tundra which has supported up to 3 tents and lies within a hundred yards of a tarn where water can be had.

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