All Locations > Wyoming > Wind River Range > Far Northern Winds > Trail Lake Pinnacle AKA Goliath Spire
Clean Cut [Suggest Change]
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, TR, Alpine, 40 ft|
|FA:||Eddie and Trevor Bowman 3-18-01|
|Page Views:||71 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Eli Boardman on Nov 23, 2017|
Access Issue: 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.
Description [Suggest Change]
This is the best moderate route at the pinnacle. It climbs the obvious and aesthetic arete that divides the mini-face of Technicality from the face with the Pleasant Surprise crack. It starts with a technical move on small edges below the bolt (soft for 5.9). After getting established on the arete proper, a few committing moves separated by good rests lead to the anchor ledge. The last moves are the hardest, but they can be bypassed with a 5.7 variation of lower quality to the left of the arete.
Location [Suggest Change]
When looking at the pinnacle during the approach, there is a buttress on the lower left split by several large cracks (YTP, Behemoth, etc.). Clean Cut follows the arete that divides the southeast and northeast mini-faces of this lower buttress.
Protection [Suggest Change]
There is 1 bolt down low, and the upper part might be protectable with thin trad gear, but it is best done as a toprope from a 2 bolt anchor.