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Sundance Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Sundance Pinnacle over North Lake, August 2010


The prominent peak as one heads up the Jackass Pass trail to the Cirque of Towers, on the West side of the approach just before Warbonnet Peak. It has a number of routes on it, that would make good half day outings, with relatively easy approaches from Big Sandy. The camping is good below the peak in the area just above the switchbacks out of Big Sandy Lake. Not nearly as crowded as Big Sandy or the Cirque.
Descend by walking off to the west. It is possible to wrap around to return to the base of the approach ledges that come in from the south

Getting There 

From Big Sandy Lake, look for the peak to the west, and approach up the slope about 1/4 mile beyond the switchbacks out of the lake. This is just about before the stream crossing below the second big climb on the trail. Good camping can be had on the hills above here.

Climbing Season

For the Cirque of the Towers area.

Weather station 22.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sundance Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sundance Pinnacle:
Right Crack   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'   
Northeast Arete   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Last pitch 5.8 hand traverse

Northeast Arete 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Wyoming : Wind River Range : ... : Sundance Pinnacle
A proud line to the summit of Sundance Pinnacle. The crux splitter finger crack on the NE face/arete is visible as you begin the climb to north lake.The base of the route is accessed by 400ft of 4th and easy 5th class scrambling to a right facing 5.8 corner below the giant right corner offwidth. Ascend this corner trending right to a large ledge, 5.8 140ft. Climb a discontinouse crack system trending right to a nice right facing corner. Fire to the end of the crack and bust the Manley mantle. C...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sun-dance from the BS lake
Sun-dance from the BS lake
Rock Climbing Photo: From the north
From the north
Rock Climbing Photo: Sundance Pinnacle routes
Sundance Pinnacle routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Sundance Pinnacle from the Jackass Pass trail
Sundance Pinnacle from the Jackass Pass trail

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By FluffyStuff
Sep 5, 2015
There's a fun little climb here in the bechtel book that breaks up the walk into the cirque. It's a scramble, then 5.7 first pitch, then 5.9, then short little 10' pitch/solo, then scramble to the summit. Super fun. :)

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