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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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Administrators: Mike Snyder, Kristine Hoffman
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.


4 Total Routes


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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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Featured Route For Shark's Nose
This was taken from the top of the 5.9 crack section. From here its an easy scramble to the top.

West Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WY : Wind River Range : ... : Shark's Nose
P1-2 (5.5): Follow Thoroughfare route past the steep crack up to the end of the ramp. See book for thoroughfare description.P3 (5.6): Climb steep corner and move right (5.6) around large rounded block onto NW deck/slab (airy after the block). Traverse horizontal cracks past a very large sloping deck (below and past rap anchor) onto small ledges and into a corner. Belay here. Note: after the large rounded block the climbing is easier but the traverse is difficult to protect for the second.P4 (5.9...[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.
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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.