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Cirque of the Sun

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Cirque of the Sun Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 42.97844, -108.02061 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: jayci on Sep 5, 2013
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This is the wall we are calling Resolute Buttress.


This small cirque is just to the south of the Monolith Cirque. A wonderful clean wall that gets afternoon sun can be seen as you walk down the NF trail.This is a very pleasant environment to spend some time and in some ways it is the opposite of the Cirque of the Moon.

Getting There 

The best approach is on the North Fork trail from Dickinson Park outside of Lander. You will need to obtain a permit to cross the reservation. The approach into the cirque is steep but short. Once into the cirque access to the walls is simple.

Climbing Season

For the Wind River Range area.

Weather station 18.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Great exposure and perfect jams for 700ft!

Thunder Child 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  WY : Wind River Range : Cirque of the Sun
Thunder Child takes the shoulder of a clean buttress on the south side of Cirque of the Sun. We call this Resolute Buttress. The climb takes crack systems from the bottom to the top. It can be identified by the straight up hands splitter on the second pitch. P.1 Take a faint finger crack to a stance below two cracks that join together at the hands splitter.5.9 P.2 We took the left crack here. Follow this crack through a small bulge. Place a blind peice and make an airy step right into the splitt...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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