The Ross Lakes Area is in the northern end of the Wind River Mountains, north of Gannett Peak and Titcomb Basin. Many mountaineering-type climbing objectives abound, such as those on Downs Mountain and Flagstone Peak. Rock climbing objectives are fewer, yet several excellent ones exist for adventurous souls looking to get away from the masses. Spider Peak, Orange Wall, and Bear's Tooth in particular offer stunning multipitch routes up to Grade IV in length.
The most direct access is through the Trail Lake Ranch trailhead. From there, hiking south through Bomber Basin on the Bomber Trail for about 8 miles will deposit visitors at Bomber Lake. From this lake, traveling west/southwest up faint trails for an hour will lead to Spider Peak.
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Orange Wall 5.7+ WY : Wind River Range : ... : The Orange Wall
A long, alpine route. Lots of loose rocks and flakes in the chimney systems. Good climbing otherwise. Appears to usually be wet in some spots, but was dry in the summer (July) of '06. OK to decent belay ledges. Lots of potential variations in neat looking dihedrals on the upper portion. On many pitches we climbed till we were out of rope (60m).P1 Crux. Route starts on left side of alcove/large roof, on a high ledge system at base of wall. Climb crack on left side through awkward 5.7+ move ...[more] Browse More Classics in WY