Cirque of the Moon Rock Climbing
Routes in Cirque of the Moon
|Buffalo Crude T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Cowcatcher T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Last Resort, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Mare Frigoris T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A1 R|
|Moonquakes T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a A1 X|
|Pipeline T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13|
|Space Ghost T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0|
|Telstar T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|GPS:||42.755, -109.139 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Mark Dalen on Dec 29, 2011|
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DescriptionThis 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 compared 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 ThereNorth 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 (hence the name) but there is one patch of tundra that has supported up to 3 tents and which lies within a hundred yards of a tarn where water can be had.
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