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Mount Woolsey Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,978'
Location: 44.40102, -107.17714 View Map  Incorrect?
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Black Tooth Mountain (left) & Mount Woolsey (right...


Mount Woolsey is a striking peak located along the rugged ridge that connects Cloud Peak and Black Tooth Mountain. There are no nontechnical routes to the summit. The easiest option is the solid and delightful South Arete. Plan on being alone; at the time of my ascent the summit register contained only 3 entries spread over the last 8 years.

Getting There 

One may either approach from the north via Sawtooth Lakes or from the south via Wilderness Basin. Both options are long and arduous, requiring 1-2 days and significant off trail travel.

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Weather station 18.8 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Woolsey. The South Arete is the right skylin...

South Arete 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Wyoming : Cloud Peak Wilderness Area : Mount Woolsey
Follow Mount Woolsey's narrow and exciting south arete from the Woolsey - Innominate col as it climbs 600 vertical feet to the summit over the course of a very rugged 0.17 miles. The route starts out as a 3rd and 4th class scramble but almost immediately ramps up to 5th class terrain. Get the rope out when you feel it's warranted. Bypass numerous large and imposing gendarmes, sometimes on the east side, and sometimes on the west. We ended up climbing 5 roped pitches. The rock is high quality, th...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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