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Areas in Far Northern Winds

Roadside Cave 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 2
Terrapin Wall 3 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Trail Lake Pinnacle 7 / 4 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 11 / 11
Whiskey Creek 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Whiskey Mountain 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 4 / 4
Elevation: 11,104 ft
GPS: 43.43, -109.625 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eli Boardman on Jul 14, 2017
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Access Issue: Petroglyphs and Private Land Details

Description

Climbs in this area are north of Ross Lake but south of Dubois. This is where the spine of the Winds drops below treeline for the first time since Sweetwater Gap on the southern end of the range. Climbs range from 5.0 to 5.13; styles include sport, trad, and aid; biomes range from alpine to desert.

Classics Include:

Mountaineers Route, 5.8
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/113328075/mountaineers-route

Willy Wonka, 5.8 C2
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/114784120/willy-wonka

Mini Moses 5.11b
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/113328165/mini-moses

Time Traveler, 5.12c/d
https://www.mountainproject.com/route/114039107/time-traveller

Getting There

Most of the area is approached by driving County Road 411 (Trail Lake Road) from U.S. 287.

Trail Lake Road passes through several private ranches between the highway and the head of Ring Lake--stay on the road and GO SLOWLY to avoid hitting loose cows on the road.

There is a public campground at the head of Ring Lake and other dispersed sites near Trail Lake. However, there is no camping/hiking/etc. along Torrey or Ring Lake.

Depending on the climb, approach by backpacking or driving. Most backpacking routes are not covered in the guidebooks this far north. Expect solitude, wildlife, bushwhacking, and mosquitos.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Far Northern Winds

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Sport, Alpine
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Mountaineer's Route Trail Lake Pinnacle
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine
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