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New Fork Park Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 43.14608, -109.85604 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andrew Carson on Aug 29, 2009
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A mild approach of about 7 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation on a good trail will bring climbers to this pleasant meadowed park. With numerous interesting climbing objectives within easy reach, New Fork offers rewarding opportunities for a few days of cragging on some very appealing formations. The spires and cliffs on the west side of the valley are the most alluring, with the dramatic higher of two towers, named the Frenzic Fang by the first ascent party, a classic pinnacle that's seldom climbed. The guidebook utilizes the somewhat overworked and hackneyed name "The Bull's Horns" for these spires. The lower of the two is a fine objective as well, and other routes ringing the Park make it a good destination for those seeking good climbing days and few other visitors.

Getting There 

The approach is easy by Winds standards and starts from the campground between the New Fork Lakes. Take the New Fork Trail without difficulty up to the Park. The trail crosses the stream twice just below the Park and can be a tricky proposition when the water's high. One may choose to skip the crossing and boulder hop along the west shore, although it's probably easier overall to make the wet crossing. Your choice.

Climbing Season

For the Wind River Range area.

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Weis leading the third pitch of the Fang, wit...

Frenzic Fang 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Wyoming : Wind River Range : ... : Frenzic Fang
A four or five pitch route on the north side of the formation, just uphill from the base of the east edge. A couple of 5.9 sections are encountered before reaching the crest and then the base of the summit tower. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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