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Highway 14a Pinnacles Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,698'
Location: 44.76814, -107.62777 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on Jul 20, 2015
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Description 

A catchall area for a few scattered outcrops of weathered Bighorn Dolomite spires accessed via Highway 14a. The areas and climbing are similar in nature to the better known (there's now a Patagonia poster featuring one of the towers) Highway 14 Pinnacles. Unlike the Highway 14 areas, most of the towers found along 14a require a decent approach, often with some bushwhacking. These are loose, often runout, potentially dangerous forays that will only appeal to those who value aesthetic summits over quality climbing. Enjoy!

Getting There 

From Sheridan, head north on Interstate 90 for 15 miles to US Highway 14—Exit 9. Follow Highway 14 west for 7 miles, passing through Ranchester, to Dayton. From Dayton, follow Highway 14 for 25 miles to Burgess Junction. Turn right (west) onto Highway 14a. Access to the various areas/towers will be listed separately.

Climbing Season

For the Eastern Big Horns area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Highway 14a Pinnacles
Rock Climbing Photo: Trevor Bowman on the first ascent.

Bowman Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2  Wyoming : Eastern Big Horns : ... : The Torch
Primarily a bolt ladder, this route tackles the shortest, uphill side of the pinnacle. Scramble up a couple short steps and make a few moves to clip the first bolt. Start up the ladder, with a couple intermediate bomber hook placements. A short crack is followed near the top, with a couple placements in the crack. Beware, one of the bolts near the beginning of the crack is bad (it'll be obvious as the loose stud sticking most of the way out of the rock). There's a better bolt next to it to use. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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