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Overhanging Tower

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Overhanging Tower 


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Elevation: 12,164'
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Submitted By: Cam Reade on Aug 28, 2011
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Overhanging Tower from Cirque Lake

Description 

Overhanging Tower is one of the most striking and intimidating summits in the Cirque. It is also likely the easiest peak to climb. A nice afternoon romp.


Getting There 

Scramble (snow in early season, talus late)to the Wolf's Head-Overhanging Tower Col. Assend the Col. (3rd class) to the saddle.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Overhanging Tower:
Northwest Ridge/West Face   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Easy Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 450'   
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Overhanging Tower from Cirque Lake

Northwest Ridge/West Face Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Easy Snow  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Overhanging Tower
From the col. move up and west, hitting ramps that lead across the west face of the tower. (fairly well established rock carins once you find the first one) Most of this route is only 4th class so climb accordingly. The last 100' feet has a few steps that warrant the use of a rope. Decend the route you came up. This route is exceedingly dangerous when wet....[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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