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Continental Towers 


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Elevation: 12,088'
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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Aug 14, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: The three Continental Towers. The leftmost is the ...

Description 

The Continental Tower's excellent granite cracks, knobs, and chickenheads certainly have room for a few more than the handful of existing routes. Bring a pioneering spirit.
As explained in the Little Sandy Valley overview, chances of running into another climbing party back here are about as good as getting struck by lightning on the towers... possible, but not probable! It's a hump getting back there.
The buttresses predominantly face west. As the name of the range suggests, prepare for wind!
Allow about 40 minutes to an hour approach time from Little Sandy Creek.


Getting There 

See the Little Sandy Valley overview for approach beta from the trailhead. It takes between 5 and 6 hours to reach the upper meadows and a suitable bivy spot for the towers.


2 Total Routes


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Featured Route For Continental Towers
The route on the lower buttress. Summit pinnacle pitch described in seperate photo.

Continental Drifters 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WY : Wind River Range : ... : South Continental Tower
Amazing rock, varied climbing, outstanding setting and seclusion all speak in favor of this route!P1: Wander up slabby rock to a right-facing corner. Climb it to near the top and set a belay on a small ledge/stance out right. 5.8, 180'P2: Leave the main right facing corner to access a nicer crack to the left shortly after leaving the belay. As the crack ends, move back right into the main right facing corner and continue to a stance beneath a downward-pointing flake that forms a small roof. Bela...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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