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Squirrelhide Crag Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: tbol on Oct 5, 2015
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Description 

This crag is nestled high above Wigwam Dome and The Sun. We stumbled upon it after bushwhacking and looking for new routes last fall. We finally got motivated to do the grueling approach again and we were rewarded handsomely. I am surprised no one had been there yet. However, we found zero traces of people. Plus, it is quite a slog to get there. Please feel free to correct me if you have relevant information.

Getting There 

Hike past the climber's trail that leads up to Wigwam Dome and The Sun. Go until Squirrelhide is just barely visible high on the ridge. This should be only five to 10 minutes past the Wigwam approach. Bushwhack straight up to the crag following faint game trails and staying just left of, and eventually crossing, a seasonally wet drainage. The crag is very hard to see until you are basically there.

Climbing Season

For the Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wilderness area.

Weather station 7.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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