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Leg Lake Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,000'
Location: 42.64598, -108.98315 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: matt j hartman on Sep 5, 2011
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This is a small cirque on Roaring Fork Mountain. It hosts one established route from Joe Kelsey's Wind River Mountains. Faces east with lots of sun. Rock quality ranges from excellent to very adventurous.

Getting There 

Access from Worthen Meadows and hike the Roaring Fork trail until a climbers trail merges after a few miles. The trail moves left at a meadow and is very obvious with blazes. Along the trail one will get views of the cirque and the buttress that is big, red and obvious. This is the Big Red Buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Wind River Range area.

Weather station 12.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Leg Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Leg Lake:
Giant's Bite, The Big Red Buttress    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700'   
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Giant's Bite, The Big Red Buttress 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  WY : Wind River Range : Leg Lake
This is a good route on good rock once one navigates the more adventurous lower pitches. Move to the obvious buttress on the right of the large couloir that splits the cirque. Locate a very splitter dihedral above. You want to get here.p-1 choose either face or chimney for a ropelength to a grassy, loose ledge 5.7.p-2 climb towards the looming dihedral avoiding loose blocks on face. belay at a small stance below corner 5.9. 100'p-3 this pitch is easily 3 stars. climb the splitter hand crack (if ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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View of the left side of the cirque from on the wa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Red Butress
Big Red Butress

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