All Locations > Wyoming > Wind River Range > Far Northern Winds > Trail Lake Pinnacle AKA Goliath Spire
Avg: 2.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 80 ft|
|FA:||Bolted by Trevor and Eddie Bowman 5-18-02|
|Page Views:||282 total · 38/month|
|Shared By:||Eli Boardman on Jul 14, 2017|
Private Property Details
The approach road (County Road 411/Trail Lake Road) runs through private land on an easement from the Whiskey Basin wildlife reserve to the public campground at the head of Ring Lake. It is illegal to leave the road without permission from the landowners in this area except for the boat ramp at Torrey Lake provided on a goodwill basis.
LocationOn the northeast corner of the pinnacle. The first bolt is on the lichen-covered slab just west of the obvious sub-pinnacle.
DescriptionCan't describe it better than the first ascensionist: "a decent route up a great little desert tower transplanted to Wyoming, complete with nearby prickly pear and petroglyphs for authentic desert ambiance."
Runout but easy between the 1st and 2nd bolts and between the 4th bolt and the summit (could protect with a few small cams but I found it unnecessary). Starts with a lichen-covered slab, then the crux is the steep and fun arete/face between the 3rd and 4th bolts.
I believe this is the easiest route to the summit. Thanks to the FA party for putting it up! The summit register calls it Like Father, Like Son, but see comment below for more info.