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Shark's Nose

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Shark's Nose  


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Elevation: 12,229'
Location: 42.7768, -109.2374 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 28, 2006
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Mike fishing at Shadow Lake in evening light. Thi...

Description 

This peak appears as three towers from the Cirque of the Towers.
It gets its name from the magnificent view from Shadow Lake.
More to come.

Getting There 

From Big Sandy Opening, take the Fremont trail, 8.5 miles to the Texas Pass Junction. Head east 2.5 miles to Shadow Lake.
Shark's Nose is to the southeast and is unmistakable.

Climbing Season



Weather station 23.3 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Shark's Nose:
NW Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'   
Direct Southwest Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, 1100'   
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Sharks nose with the Direct SW face line and the d...

Direct Southwest Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Shark's Nose
Approach: Hike up the talus along the base of the West face to the point where the buttress bends around onto the south face. At this point there is a 10-12 foot wide low angle chimney that leans to the right. Pitch 1 Third class: You can third class this chimney for 80 feet or you can walk around the south side and up the gully and then scramble up onto the face at the top of the chimney. From this point continue scrambling up on very loose 3rd class terrain another 40-50 feet to a point wher...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.
The Sharks nose from the backside of the Cirque.
Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...
Shark's Nose, as viewed from on approach across th...

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By G. Neely
From: Madison, WI
Aug 30, 2009
The classic routes on Shark's Nose are best climbed using Shadow Lake as a base camp. The approach from the Cirque is long, approximately 2.5 hours, and somewhat dangerous.