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Shark's Nose Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 12,229'
Location: 42.7768, -109.2374 View Map  Incorrect?
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Mike fishing at Shadow Lake in evening light. Thi...


This peak appears as three towers from the Cirque of the Towers.
It gets its name from the magnificent view from Shadow Lake.
More to come.

Getting There 

From Big Sandy Opening, take the Fremont trail, 8.5 miles to the Texas Pass Junction. Head east 2.5 miles to Shadow Lake.
Shark's Nose is to the southeast and is unmistakable.

Climbing Season

Weather station 23.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Shark's Nose

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shark's Nose:
NW Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'   
North Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 650'   
South Tower Summit    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 120'   
Direct Southwest Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1100'   
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South Tower Summit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Wyoming : Wind River Range : ... : Shark's Nose
The start of the route begins after 1 rap down from the North Summit of Shark's Nose to a small ledge/ramp beneath. Then move up and over southeast to a huge ledge to begin the traverse to the South Tower.P1 - Belay from the large ledge and traverse across the ridge connecting to the South tower. You should find yourself on the west side of the ridge as you hit the crux an exposed burly boulder problem (2-3 moves). After these moves you gain access to a higher ridge with a...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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Rock Climbing Photo: Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...
Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.
The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.

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By G. Neely
From: Denver, CO
Aug 30, 2009
The classic routes on Shark's Nose are best climbed using Shadow Lake as a base camp. The approach from the Cirque is long, approximately 2.5 hours, and somewhat dangerous.

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