Located in Great Basin National Park, Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest peak and the high point of Great Basin National Park. There is an easy, trail to the summit, which passes through aspen and ancient bristlecone forests. Wheeler's steep East Face has some existing climbs. Great Basin National Park is Nevada's only National Park and is still fairly primitive. Other climbing exists in the park, but I have no information at this time. While visiting Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves is well worth a visit.
Great Basin National Park is located in eastern Nevada, close to the Utah border. It is about 60 miles southeast of Ely, NV. From US Highway 6/50, take 487, five miles south to Baker. From the dinky town of Baker, take 488, east for six miles to the park entrance.
I recently visited Great Basin and a prominent spire got my attention at the base of Wheeler Peak. The spire is visible from the road and looks like it is begging to be climbed. So I went to the visitors center and found that it had been climbed and is called Solomon's Arrow. The person at the desk also gave me a copy of the info they have on climbing in the Park. If anyone wants the topos included in this guide, PM me and we'll arrange sending (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Following is information from the guide: " While most of the park has been explored by climbers, climbing is not a very popular activity among visitors to the park. The main reasons for the lack of climbing activity are that the rock tends to be loose and/or brittle, protection is usually marginal or non-existent, and the alpine routes, in particular, are very objectively hazardous. Avalanches are common in the winter and spring. Climbers on the rock faces and ice couloirs of the Wheeler Peak Cirque and other high mountain areas in the park have reported massive rock fall at all hours of the day and night, in every season of the year." etc